Multiple Shooting Victims in Toronto Greektown Neighborhood
According to Fox News, a man with a handgun walked down Danforth street in a Toronto Greektown neighborhood, and opened fire, killing two and wounding 12 others. The gunman is dead as well, unknown at this point whether he killed himself or died in the exchange of gunfire with police.
UPDATE: Police have identified the gunman as Faisal Hussain.
BREAKING: Canadian police identify the gunman who shot over a dozen people last night as Faisal Hussain.
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Police responded to a 911 call of the sound of gunshots in Greektown just after 10 p.m. on Sunday night. When they arrived, they located a 29 year old male dressed all in black with a black bag firing into restaurants and groups of people as he walked.
Police Chief Mark Saunders would not call the shooting random, even though some of the witnesses thought it might be, since the gunman shot into restaurants and groups of people on patios. One witness described him shooting a woman point blank as she fell on the ground in an effort to get away.
The police are not ruling out any motive at this point, including terrorism. Police located the suspect on Bowden street and exchanged gunfire. He was located deceased on Danforth shortly thereafter. One Toronto councilwoman decribed that she heard he was “disturbed.”
One adult female and one juvenile female succumbed to their injuries.
Witnesses stated they heard about 20 gunshots with the sound of reloading after each magazine was empty. The crime scene extended over several blocks.
The Police Chief asked people to give police their videos or snapshots to help police piece together the timeline. The SIU– Special Investigation Unit is working on the case.
“I saw him finish shooting some people and then walk away…He was very relaxed, it was pretty disturbing. I always thought if I was up against a guy shooting people, I would run up and grab the gun or something, but there was no way to do that.” Witness Lenny Graf to the Toronto Star.
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And here it comes: the inevitable panic over “gun violence,” with the claims that it’s all the fault of the US. They state that 98% of the guns in Canada come from the United States. Yet STILL, no one talks about the perpetrator. We don’t know where he’s from or what his motive was because he’s deceased.
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