2 victims and gunman dead in Toronto shooting
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jul 24, 2018,
Jul 24, 2018, 2:14
An undentified man opened fire late on Sunday in the neighbourhood known as Greektown, near central Toronto.
It is not yet clear whether he killed himself or whether he was shot by police.
The province's Special Investigations Unit has been notified.
Police Chief Mark Saunders said the gunman exchanged fire with officers and died at the scene.
Thirteen others have also been rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
Witnesses told local media they heard around 20 shots fired as well as the sound of a weapon being reloaded.
Meanwhile, John Tulloch, another witness, said that he was getting out of his auto on the Danforth when he heard the gunshots.
"The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and fearless - and we'll be there to support you through this hard time", he continued.
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Police Chief Mark Saunders said the shooting in the city's Greektown neighborhood was not random and he did not rule out terrorism as a motive.
The incident occurred on Danforth and Logan Avenue at around 10:00 P.M. Police can not comment at this time on whether or not the shooting was gang-related. Choking back tears, Toronto Councillor Mary Fragedakis said to the city council Monday morning, "This is so heartbreaking".
In the footage, shots can be heard repeatedly firing, which has killed two people.
Paramedics, firefighters and police converged on the shooting in Toronto's east end, which has many popular restaurants, cafes and shops.
"You've heard me ask the question of why anybody would need to buy 10 or 20 guns, which they can lawfully do under the present laws", Tory continued.
Tory said the night reflected the city's ongoing "gun problem" and said firearms were "too readily available to too many people". "It looks like someone who is very disturbed".
The scene of the attack is about 14.5km from Yonge Street, where a motorist went on a ramming rampage on April 23, which left 10 people dead and another 15 people injured.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shootings or may have video or information about the shooting, they are asked to contact police.