Two Dead And Twelve Injured In Toronto Shooting
Two people have died and 12 others injured in a shooting in the Canadian city of Toronto.
The shooting happened on Danforth Avenue in the busy Greektown neighbourhood of the city at around 10pm on Sunday night.
Police say the suspected shooter - a 29-year-old man - has also died.
His body was discovered following an 'exchange of gunfire' with police.
It was confirmed that a woman had died following the shooting, and on Monday morning authorities said a second victim had also died.
A young girl is among those shot, and officials said she was in a critical condition.
The victims are said to have been shot with a handgun.
Local Mayor John Troy said: "People should not reach any conclusions, because police themselves have not drawn any conclusions as to exactly what happened here and why."
Tonight, a despicable act has been perpetrated on the Danforth in our city. On behalf of all Toronto residents, I am outraged that someone has unleashed such a terrible attack on our city and people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening.— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) July 23, 2018
I have talked to @TorontoPolice Chief @marksaunderstps tonight at the scene & I have been assured police are investigating exactly what happened and why. I would ask people not to draw any conclusions until we have more information from the police.— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) July 23, 2018
While our city will always be resilient in the face of such attacks, it does not mean such a cowardly act committed against our residents is any less painful – this is an attack against innocent families and our entire city.— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) July 23, 2018
This is a tragedy and on behalf of all Toronto residents, we are extending our prayers to all the innocent people attacked tonight, their families and their friends.— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) July 23, 2018