Police confirm nine injured in Toronto shooting; shooter dead — NewsAlert

Canada At least one dead 13 injured in Toronto shooting

Toronto is grappling with a sharp rise in gun violence this year

A gunman opened fire on the streets of Toronto, killing two people - a 10-year-old girl and 18-year-old girl - wounding 13 others and sparking an outpouring of grief for the Canadian city. He was found dead shortly after the shooting, authorities said. Officials did not identify the other fatality, a 10-year-old girl, or name any of the 13 wounded, who included six women and girls, and seven men.

"Guns are too readily available to too many people," Tory said. "We don't know why this happened yet", Saunders said.

"The man fled the area and was located deceased on Danforth Avenue", it said. The unit is automatically called in to investigate all deaths and serious injuries where police are involved.

Witnesses told multiple local media outlets that they suddenly heard a barrage of gunfire in the area. "And that leads to another question we need to discuss: Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?"

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that his thoughts were with everyone affected.

"And then, I saw the carnage as I ran down the street here to kind of follow the gunfire", the man told CTV, who described the scene as "pretty insane".

Police are seen near the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto Canada
Police are seen near the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto Canada

The Greektown neighborhood of Toronto, in which the shooting took place, is particularly busy on summer nights because of its many restaurants, cafes and shops, according to CTV News.

"It was a very rapid and fluid incident that unfolded very quickly", said Detective Sergeant Terry Browne.

The allure of a quick sell at a high profit margin is one reason legal owners might sell their guns.

"Our idea was that we'd give the scholarship out annually to a Malvern collegiate graduate who was going into a nursing program, because Reese was so excited and so proud to do that", she said, biting back tears.

He added: "We have control of the city. We join families and communities in grieving for all those affected by this awful incident". "We will probably tell him tonight", he said.

Witnesses said they heard 20 to 30 shots being fired.

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"There was a whole bunch of commotion", he said in an interview.

That sentiment was echoed Tuesday by Liberal MP and former Toronto city councillor Adam Vaughan, who suggested handguns be banned outright in large urban centres.

"I'm looking at every single possible motive for this", he said.

The strip of Toronto known locally as the Danforth is the heart of one of the city's most coveted residential enclaves.

The street throbs with over a million people during Taste of the Danforth, a weekend festival of food, music and dance held each August. Canada also requires training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spousal notification and criminal record checks. While the records would be off-limits to the government, police would be able to access them with a court order. They range in age from 10 to 59. They must also pass a written and practical test and register the gun with police before they can take it home.

"There is a newness to this in Toronto", Saunders said of the violence. Canada traditionally has relatively low levels of gun violence, particularly compared with its neighbour the United States.

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In April, 10 people were killed in Toronto when the driver of a rental van struck dozens of pedestrians on a sidewalk.

Officers will determine how the man died and whether there was any police wrongdoing. He says it's too early to say whether the shooting is terrorism.

Tory called the shooting an "unspeakable" act and said the time had come to confront the rising prevalence of guns in the city, which has experienced a spike in shootings in recent weeks. We are a city of communities and we are nothing without each other!

"There is no magic pill", he said, noting that "we will do everything we can to restore that comfort that people should have in Toronto".

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