2 dead, 13 injured, gunman killed in Toronto shooting

Aaron Brown
July 24, 2018

He added that the shooter exchanged fire with police officers and died at the scene, though no officers were injured.

Police still aren't sure why the shooting was carried out, but say the suspected gunman has been killed. "Two civilians were fatally injured", the Ontario Special Investigations Unit said.

No information had yet been released about the two shooting victims even as police continued to blanket the scene that's home to dozens of restaurants, small businesses and family homes. The injured have been rushed to hospital with gunshot injuries after the shooting that occurred around 10 pm local time in an area outside a restaurant in Danforth, said The Globe and Mail.

Local reporter Jeremy Chohn has tweeted saying the shooting began outside a restaurant on Danforth Avenue near Logan Avenue in Greektown, Toronto. Witnesses said they heard 20 to 30 shots.

"The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and fearless - and we'll be there to support you through this hard time", he continued.

Chief Mark Saunders and @JohnTory providing an update on #Danforth shooting.

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One of the victims was a young woman, while the other is a child no older than nine who was in critical condition but passed away soon after. "We still live in a great city", he said, "but we have to be ever more vigilant about this kind of things".

Mayor John Tory said: "People should not reach any conclusions because police themselves have not yet drawn any conclusions from what happened here".

Toronto councillor Paula Fletcher said of the incident: "It's not gang-elated". "Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?". However, preliminary reports suggested that "multiple people were shot at" and that "the victims were spread across many blocks". "It looks like someone who is very disturbed". When asked about the suspect, Saunders said police knew "nothing at this point in time". In April, the driver of a van plowed into pedestrians on a Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 14.

They're asking for people who saw what happened to come forward to speak to them.

Police haven't disclosed his motive.

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