Police probe pair of violent incidents near Danforth Avenue on Christmas Eve morning

Police are investigating a pair of incidents Monday morning, including one in which a man was shot with a pellet gun.

Toronto police are investigating a pair of violent incidents that took place early Monday morning, including one in which a man was shot several times with a pellet gun.

According to police, a man answered his door in the Danforth Avenue and Danforth Road area at approximately 1 a.m. on Dec. 24 and was shot several times by a man with what is believed to be a pellet gun.

The shooter was wearing a mask, and is only described as about six-feet, two-inches tall, about 170 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and black pants. The suspect fled the area after the shooting.

The male victim’s injuries were not considered life threatening.

In another incident early on the morning of Dec. 24, police are looking for a man who started hitting a woman’s car with a baseball bat while she was stopped in traffic near the corner of Eldon and Danforth avenues, just west of Victoria Park Avenue, at approximately 2:30 a.m.

According to police, a black SUV pulled up beside the stopped car and a man with a baseball bat got out, started hitting the car with the bat and demanding the woman get out of her vehicle. The woman did not get out of her car, and the man got back into the SUV and fled the area, police said.

There is no description of the suspect available at this time, but police are continuing to investigate.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Anyone with information on the shooting can police at 416-808-4100. Anyone with information on the incident involving the woman in the car  is asked to call police at 416-808-5500. Also, Crime Stoppers can be contacted anonymously in relation to either incident at 416-222-8477 or www.222tips.com


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