Police investigating shooting at Yorkdale Mall in North York

Shooting at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, no injuries

Shooting at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, no injuries

Police also tweeted they are looking for two male suspects in their 20s, including one who is possibly carrying a gun.

Stanisci said he returned to the scene because he felt like he should help.

Store workers at the mall described locking their doors and hiding patrons in the back of stores.

"I was scared because our front of the store is all glass so you can clearly see what's going on inside", she said.

EMS says they have treated three patients for distress and one was transferred to hospital.

"We thought something fell, and then we heard it again a second time", said Donald Mudavanhu, who had been at the mall to buy prescription sunglasses.

Stanisci said he gave a description of the suspects to the police.

"We saw pretty much everyone running and as they got closer they seemed more and more terrified, so we started running", Sekhon told the Star over Twitter.

After the shots were fired, the suspects fled south-east, which is the direction of the TTC.

Maven Sekhon, who had gone to Yorkdale for a work lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, said when she saw people running past her, she initially didn't think much of it.

A large crowd of people accumulated outside the mall following the evacuation.

A number of witnesses say they heard two or three gunshots ring out before mass panic took over the mall.

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"The police then came to get us out of the room, guns drawn". "I had no idea who this little girl was". "This mom and her son just falling over me, to take cover from the gunshots".

A handful of others also suffered minor injuries as they rushed to the exits after the shots rang out, said Johnson.

Toronto Police said on their official Twitter account: "Sounds of gunshots Yorkdale".

The mall was evacuated for the police investigation.

"We just grabbed our stuff and left", she said.

"Yorkdale is secure and we are cooperating with police to safely evacuate the centre".

Toronto Mayor John Tory issued a statement on Thursday afternoon after he was briefed on the incident by police.

Toronto police confirm no injuries have been reported.

The mall is Canada's fifth-biggest when it comes to retail space, and opened in 1964.

On Thursday, Mr. Tory lamented that there are "too many guns available to criminals in the city" and said he is determined to end that with the help of police and government partners.

Mayoral candidate Jennifer Keesmaat tweeted saying she has been following the situation and she was "hoping early reports that there are no injuries hold true".

The incident occurred in the south-east corner of the shopping centre about 2:15 p.m., Johnson said, near the Starbucks.

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