Children injured after shooter opens fire at a ‘birthday party’

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Four people have been shot, including children, after a shooter opened fire at a birthday party, police have confirmed.

Police, fire, and ambulance crews have swarmed the residential street in Etobicoke, Toronto after the horrific incident.

Photos from the scene show the street filled with emergency crews and a large cordon in place.

There are reports that three children and one adult have been injured at the party in a townhome complex in the city's west end.

Several other patients are also being assessed at the scene.

Toronto Police Operations updated social media over the shooting.

They said they received reports of shots fired and someone injured at Tandridge Crescent and Byng Avenue.

Officers were called just before 8pm on Saturday ( 1am GMT).

The injuries are "varying", according to the police, but "children have been shot" as well as one adult male.

Paramedics have rushed to the incident and are also assisting.

Andrew Collins, a reporter at the scene, tweeted that "Multiple people shot at a birthday party".

There has been no information released regarding the suspect from emergency services so far.

Further reports suggest two men have been injured at the scene, but this has not yet been confirmed by police.

Suburban Etobicoke is situated southwest of Toronto, close to Toronto's International Airport.

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