Man, woman drive themselves to hospital after Toronto NYE shooting
This screen grab shows bullet holes in a car's windows after a shooting in a parking lot on Queens Quay early Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
Published Tuesday, January 1, 2013 7:56AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 1, 2013 2:11PM EST
A late-night New Year’s Eve shooting in downtown Toronto saw a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds drive themselves to hospital, police say.
Authorities say the shooting took place around 2 a.m. outside the Guvernment Entertainment Complex, a nightclub near Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East.
The pair then drove to St. Michael’s Hospital, located about 10 blocks away, where they were treated for serious injuries. Police said Tuesday afternoon that the female victim's condition has been upgraded to stable.
A car with at least three bullet holes was parked outside the hospital early Tuesday.
According to police, at least five shots were fired at the scene.
Police say the motive for the shooting remains unclear.
Other violent incidences were reported at New Year’s Eve parties around southeastern Ontario as 2012 wore into its final hours.
A stabbing was reported just after midnight at Toronto’s Muzik nightclub, on the Exhibition grounds. The male victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
In Windsor, police say one man was stabbed in the chest while another was hit over the head with a bottle at the same party.
Both men were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No one is currently in custody in connection with the incident, police said.
Meanwhile, Niagara Falls police say they are searching for a suspect after two young men received multiple stab wounds at a New Year’s Eve house party.
The two victims were transported to hospital, where they are listed in stable condition.
Police said the suspect escaped on foot.
With files from The Canadian Press