Toronto police are investigating after a homeless man was assaulted with a hammer Wednesday night.

The incident happened near Queen and Bathurst streets at around 8:30 p.m.

According to police, there was an altercation involving three men – two of whom are homeless – and a woman.

One of the homeless men was struck with a hammer before the man and woman fled the scene in a car.

There's no word on the extent of the victim's injuries.