Police investigating shooting at Yorkdale Mall in North York

Police investigating shooting at Yorkdale Mall in North York

Police investigating shooting at Yorkdale Mall in North York

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.

Claim involves death of child after stay in detention centre
The committee chairman asked Whitman to address allegations that a child died shortly after leaving the Dilley facility. Ten days after they arrived, Mariee had lost two pounds (almost 1 kilogram), nearly 8 percent of her body weight.

"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.

Recommended News

  • Reliable Study Materials (from Practice Tests to Video Tutorials)to Prepare for Microsoft 70-480 Exam

    Make sure you check at least three different learning resources on every topic and go through the study materials several times. However, it is essential to note that the percentage on every topic is the approximate exam question weigh on each of them.
    Trump cancels pay raises for federal employees, including 75,500 in Washington

    Trump cancels pay raises for federal employees, including 75,500 in Washington

    The state with the largest number of federal workers is California, followed by Virginia, the District of Columbia and Texas. David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents some 700,000 federal workers.
    Body found in fish tank in missing man’s San Francisco home

    Body found in fish tank in missing man’s San Francisco home

    One of Egg's relatives called the police on August 7 to report Egg missing, prompting the investigation into his whereabouts. An acquaintance of Egg's confronted one of the men but was told Egg was "on a trip to Europe", according to the paper.
  • Defiant Jose Mourinho defends record after Man United slump

    Defiant Jose Mourinho defends record after Man United slump

    In this job you get questioned for what is happening now - people soon forget your history and what you've done". The loss to Tottenham was the team's biggest home defeat in Mourinho's managerial career. "People forget that.
    Cola-Cola buys $5.1bn Costa for 'strong coffee platform'

    Cola-Cola buys $5.1bn Costa for 'strong coffee platform'

    Nestle joined the trend of coffee giants taking aim at smaller niche producers, buying Blue Bottle Coffee and Chameleon Cold Brew. The £3.9 billion figure put on the deal represents a multiple of more than 16 times Costa's expected full year earnings in 2018.
    Justice Department sides with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions

    Justice Department sides with Asian-Americans suing Harvard over admissions

    She said the department's filing "ignores the well-documented racial bias embedded in grades and standardized test scores". Democrats criticized the decision, saying that the Trump administration was taking away protections for minorities.
  • How Healthcare Providers Can Reduce Insurance Claim Denials

    And, it’s important to account for the time and effort spent by administrative staff handling these denied claims. They also have the potential to adversely affect patients’ opinions about the organization.
    Backed candidate's 'monkey' comment draws fire in Florida race

    Backed candidate's 'monkey' comment draws fire in Florida race

    Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) saying he doesn't condone the Florida gubernatorial candidate's controversial remarks in "any way". Gillum also starts with a large percentage of Republican voters, 37 percent, who say they have no opinion of him yet.
    Pellegrini glad to get first win at West Ham

    Pellegrini glad to get first win at West Ham

    A lot of cohesion is required amongst the players of West Ham United to churn productive results. Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring West Ham's third goal against Cambridge.
  • Liverpool to face PSG & Napoli in Group C of the Champions League

    Liverpool to face PSG & Napoli in Group C of the Champions League

    The UEFA Champions League Draw is scheduled to be conducted on August 30, 2018 at 5 pm BST (10:30 pm IST) in Monaco, France. Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes , was fuming that UEFA chose to snub his client.
    Caroline Wozniacki's US Open comes to an abrupt end

    Caroline Wozniacki's US Open comes to an abrupt end

    All I can do now is regroup, think what I can do, and also just make sure my body is 100 per cent. She waited for the short ball. "I've never played match against her".
    Donald Trump threatens to pull USA  out of WTO

    Donald Trump threatens to pull USA out of WTO

    The one creating the most interest is the one with China, as the world's two largest economies wrangle for global influence. For all of his complaints about the WTO, Trump's administration has continued to file cases against other members.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.