A man shot 14 people, including a young girl, in the Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown late Sunday.
Toronto police say one woman has died and 13 are injured, including a young girl, after a mass shooting incident Sunday night in the downtown Toronto neighbourhood known as Greektown.
In a press conference at the scene, near Danforth and Logan Avenues, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said he could not speculate on the motive for the attack–which occurred just after 10 p.m., when the area was still bustling with people and restaurants and patios were packed.
“We are looking at all possible motives… and not closing any doors,” Saunders told reporters at the site of the shooting.
Paramedics, firefighters and police converged on the shooting in Toronto’s east end, which has many popular restaurants, cafes and shops.
Police said the gunman had used a handgun. Earlier reports said nine people had been shot.
Reports of gunfire in the city’s Greektown neighborhood began at 10 p.m. local time (0200 GMT Monday), CityNews.com said.
Witnesses said they heard 25 gunshots, the news website reported.
In one clip, filmed from a second storey balcony, the gunman can be seen walking with purpose along a footpath on Danforth Ave. He then pulls out a handgun, turns towards a building, and starts shooting.
My evening was nice until I heard shooting right out of my place on the danforth. So scary!! The gun violence in Toronto is crazy. pic.twitter.com/eNHLlUlp6r
— n💫 (@nsxoxoii) July 23, 2018
Just this weekend, Toronto police deployed dozens of additional officers to deal with a disturbing spike in gun violence in the city.
In a statement on Twitter, Premier Doug Ford said “My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of the horrific act of gun violence in Toronto. Thank you to all the first responders for acting quickly to help everyone affected.”
The Gun Violence In Toronto Is Scary!!
There’s been a dramatic increase in gun violence in Toronto and it has left virtually no corner of Toronto untouched this year. Deaths from gun violence in the city jumped 53 percent to 26 so far in 2018 from the same period last year.
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