A 35-year-old Toronto man is facing murder charges in the deaths of three people suffering from what appeared to be crossbow wounds.

Brett Ryan is facing three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths that shocked a quiet residential neighborhood in the city's east end. The slayings were discovered on Thursday. Police found two men and one woman lying in the driveway suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby.

The names of the victims have not released but an autopsy is scheduled.

Ryan is due to appear in court Friday morning.

Police said there was a link between the crossbow scene and a suspicious package investigation in a condo on Toronto's waterfront. The condo was evacuated as police cordoned off the area but the package was later cleared.