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Two killed, 19 wounded in Toronto party shooting

Two people died and at least 19 others were wounded at a block party shooting in Toronto. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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.

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Police survey a crime scene following a shooting in Scarborough, a suburb of east Toronto, on Tuesday morning.

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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