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Two killed, 19 wounded in Toronto party shooting

Two people have died and at least 19 others were wounded in a shooting at a block party in the eastern Toronto suburb of Scarborough Monday night, according to Canadian media reports.

Toronto police Chief Bill Blair told CBC that a teenage girl and a man aged about 20 had been killed in the violence shortly before 11 p.m. ET Monday.

An infant was also wounded in the shooting, he told CBC, although the child's injuries were not life threatening.

"I've been a cop for 35 years, this is the worst incidence of gun violence in my memory anywhere in North America," Blair said.

A report in the Globe and Mail said police had a person in custody, and that the shooting appeared to be a dispute.

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Leighton Robinson, a man who said he knew someone injured at the scene, told the newspaper the event was a typical block party.

"It's got to stop, there's no need for it," he said.

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