A shooting near Eglinton Ave. W. and Dufferin St. sent one man to the hospital early on New Year's Day with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the Toronto police said.
Officials responded to reports of a shooting at 17:10 in Vaughan Rd. and Oakwood Ave. The police said that one man was found unconscious and that paramedics brought him to a local trauma center. He is now in a stable condition.
The police have not yet released a suspicious description.
The start of 2019 was a violent one for the GTA with six other serious incidents that occurred during the night. Toronto police Const. David Hopkinson said that in his New Year's Eve experience "is one of the busiest nights of the year for the Toronto police."
The first incident occurred shortly after the new year was called at 12:35 when a man was seriously injured in a fight at Queen St. W. and Bathurst St. He is now in critical condition, Hopkinson said.
Only a few streets east of Queen St. W. and Peter St. was stabbed at a nightclub around 01:45, Hopkinson said. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The police currently have no suspicious information.
Also around 1:45 hours a fight broke loose near Dufferin and Liberty Sts. in Liberty Village, Hopkinson said.
"A large group of people fought in a parking space at a nightclub," he said. Two men were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. One had cuts on his face after he was stabbed with a broken beer bottle and the other had a head injury after being kicked several times, police tweeted.
In the eastern part of the city around 2:20 am in the vicinity of Main St. and Danforth Ave., two men were stabbed several times with minor injuries, police said. One man was stabbed in the face and the other in the back, police tweeted. A woman was arrested on the spot.
An hour later in Vaughan, a 50-year-old Toronto man was brought to hospital with deadly injuries after a blow and clash, York Regional Police said Tuesday in a press release.
Officers responded to reports from an injured man on the pavement at Jane St. and Pennsylvania Ave. After talking to witnesses, the researchers said the man was hit by a smaller-sized SUV that traveled south on Jane St.
According to the police, the driver stepped out of his vehicle, looked at the injured man and then stepped back into his vehicle and fled the scene. He was last seen when he made a U-turn and rode north on Jane St. Police described him as white, 30 to 40 years old with short dark hair and a partial beard. He was last seen with a dark colored zip-up hoodie and jeans.
A pedestrian is also in life-threatening condition after a hit-and-run collision near St. Clair Ave. W. and Dufferin St. just before 16.45. The victim was found unconscious and their injuries are considered "very serious", according to Hopkinson.
According to the police, the vehicle may be a white Honda Civic or an Accord.
Anyone with information about one of these incidents is requested to contact the police.
Claire Floody is a breaking news reporter and works from the radio room of the Star in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @claire_floody