One person is dead and 13 people are injured after a gunman opened fire in the middle of the street late Sunday in Toronto. The shooter is also dead, gunned down following the shooting spree, according to Toronto police.
Toronto police said one innocent bystander, a “young lady, ” was killed in the exchange of gunfire. Another girl, of 8 or 9 years old, is in critical condition.
The other 12 people are being treated at the hospital — all victims were struck by gunfire.
The shooting took place near Danforth Street and Logan Avenue, which is in the city’s Greektown neighborhood, often referred to as The Danforth.
APPolice escort civilians away from the scene of a shooting, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Toronto. APPolice work the scene of a shooting in Toronto on Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Police confirmed they responded quickly and engaged in a shootout with the suspect, who used a handgun.
The incident began at about 10 p.m., police said.
“I’m not calling it random, ” said Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders. “I don’t know why he did what he did; he won’t be able to tell us because he is deceased.”
It’s unclear how many shots were fired, but a person in the neighborhood posted a video on Twitter in which at least five shots can be heard. The user tweeted, “So scary!! The gun violence in Toronto is crazy.”
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.