Two men were taken to hospital with serious head injuries after what police are describing as a “violent assault” at the border of Peel and Halton regions early Wednesday morning.

Police were called for reports of a fight near Winston Churchill Boulevard and Steeles Avenue shortly after midnight.

According to preliminary reports, a “number of vehicles were involved in the targeted assault,” a Halton police news release said. Suspect vehicles surrounded another vehicle that was carrying three men, the release said.

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Then, “a number of males” allegedly attacked the three men with baseball bats.

Halton police are investigating a violent altercation near the border of Peel early Wednesday morning. (Tony Smyth/CBC)

Two of the victims suffered serious head injuries and were taken to hospital, police said. The third victim suffered minor injuries.

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The victims range in age from 26 to 30, and are all from the Brampton area, police said.

“Halton police believe this was a targeted attack and all parties are known to each other,” the Halton release said. “This is not a random incident and there is no threat to public safety.”

Winston Churchill is closed in both directions between 5 Sideroad and Steeles for the police investigation.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact acting Det. Dylan Price at 905-825-4747 ext. 2422 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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