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2 stabbed after altercation with fireworks near High Park

An altercation involving fireworks led to two people being stabbed in the city’s west end Monday night, Toronto police said.

In a brief update posted on the Toronto Police Service’s X account, it said officers learned of the stabbing incident around 10:45 p.m. near the intersection of Parkside Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Police told CityNews that a small group of people were setting off fireworks on Martin Goodman Trail when they allegedly began shooting them randomly at others.

In an altercation, two people were stabbed. A man in his 30s was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while a second victim walked to hospital with minor injuries.

Police told CityNews that the two victims were not part of the group with fireworks and confronted others once the fireworks were launched in their direction.

An 18-year-old man was arrested and officers continue to search for additional suspects.