Adored teen girl identified as victim in Toronto mass shooting

Adored teen girl identified as victim in Toronto mass shooting

Adored teen girl identified as victim in Toronto mass shooting

At least two people are dead, including a gunman, and more than a dozen injured after a shooting Sunday night in Toronto's Danforth neighborhood, authorities said.

Two people including a young woman have been killed and 12 more injured after a man opened fire in a Toronto neighbourhood.

Monica Hudon of Ontario's Special Investigations Unit said authorities spoke with the family of Hussain, 29, who died during the incident.

Hussain died after a shootout with police.

"At approximately 10 pm on July 22, 2018, a man walking along Danforth Avenue fired shots at groups of people several times".

Witness Andrew Mantzios told The Globe and Mail he was having coffee with friends at a restaurant when he saw a black-clad man "with this frightful expression on his face" firing at a crowd of people standing at an intersection.

St Michael's Hospital trauma surgeon Dr Najma Ahmed said three of those people who were wounded underwent immediate operations to save their lives.

Less than a day after a 10-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman were killed, the suspect was identified by the independent Special Investigations Unit (SIU) as Faisal Hussain, a 29-year-old Toronto resident.

"We were so use to living in a city where these things didn't happen", Toronto mayor John Tory said.

Just hours after the shooting in Toronto, police arrested a man who tried to stab a member of the ceremonial guard outside Parliament in Ottawa.

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"They've been through a lot", Sukhera said.

"Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?" he asked in an address to city councilors early on Monday.

"I started tearing up, because I knew who that was", she said. The department has not ruled any motivation out, including terrorism, Saunders said.

"Our hearts are in pieces for the victims and for our city as we all come to grips with this awful tragedy".

There has been no explanation for the knife attack, and the police are still seeking a motive for Hussain's rampage. Fletcher said for this to happen in an area where families gather for dinner is a tragedy.

Tory said in his call for a gun control debate following the deadly shooting in the city's Greektown the night before that even if the discussion could prevent just "one of these incidents", in his view, "it is a discussion worth having and having very soon".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a statement of support via twitter. "When you have this many people struck by gunfire, it's a grave concern".

In total, CAN $15 million ($11.4 million USD) had been set aside for efforts at curbing gun violence in Toronto, with some money going to community programs aimed at stopping young people from joining gangs, CTV quoted Tory as saying.

Toronto police executed a search warrant at Hussain's apartment in the Thorncliffe Park area on Monday, but were releasing no potential motive for the shooting at this time.

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