Daesh Reportedly Claims Responsibility for Deadly Toronto Shooting

Two dead, 13 injured in Toronto shooting | GuelphMercury.com

Two dead, 13 injured in Toronto shooting | GuelphMercury.com

"The Danforth is one of Toronto's most vibrant communities, attracting local residents and visitors to the restaurants and shops that have made this area so popular", said U of T President Meric Gertler. It was not immediately clear whether he shot himself dead or was killed by the police. He was later killed by police.

The Greektown shooting spree comes almost three months to the day after 10 people died in a van attack in a north Toronto neighbourhood. They said medications did not help him and the interventions of professionals were unsuccessful.

"While we did our nest to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end".

"Our hearts are in pieces for the victims and for our city as we all come to grips with this awful tragedy", Hussain's parents said.

"On Monday we didn't reopen to mourn the lives lost", Kilanis said.

Police are not speculating on the motive of gunman Faisal Hussain, 29, but say he was not on any federal national security watchlists.

John Tory, Toronto's mayor, said on Tuesday as the city council passed a motion to urge the federal and provincial government to enact the ban. Terror attacks, such as the killing of six Muslim men at a mosque in Quebec City past year, have also increased Canadians' concerns about access to firearms.

A Pakistani-origin man has been identified by the Canadian police as the gunman who killed two persons and injured 13 others in a deadly mass shooting incident in Toronto claimed by the ISIS terror group. They were looking into whether Hussain may have lived at one time in Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan, the source said. "It is a huge loss", said Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, a member of Parliament who knew Fallon. The wounded ranged in age from 17 to 59.

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Although it is still unknown how the man behind Sunday's mass shooting obtained the gun, Lee added that Bill C-71 would allow for more detailed background checks that would go further back into people's history.

Video footage shows a man firing full rounds of a semi-automatic handgun into patron-filled restaurants.

Ontario's police watchdog said there was an exchange of gunfire between the assailant and two officers on a side street before the gunman was found dead near Danforth Avenue where the shootings occurred.

Canada's Special Investigations Unit SIU released a statement this morning saying the name of the killer was released due exceptional public interest.

"There isn't a handgun culture here", said Toronto resident Alison MacLean, shaking her head and wearing a T-shirt with symbols of a peace sign, a heart and a moose.

Jim Karygiannis told The Canadian Press via email that he knows the girl's family and that her death is a "devastation" to the community. "You saw the pride that she obviously had with the medal she won", he said. She locked the door and shut off the lights, not knowing what was happening outside.

CTV News reports that Kozis was at Demetres on Danforth Avenue getting ice cream, according to a waitress who says she served them that night. "We join families and communities in grieving for all those affected by this awful incident".

"Any time you have a legal market for civilians to own concealable firearms. there is always a possibility that those kinds of firearms purchased legally can flow into the hands of people who want to use them to commit carnage", he said.

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