Many victims in a mass shooting that occurred in Toronto


It happened shortly after 10 p.m. in the city’s Greektown section. A young girl is one of the 9 victims. The shooter, who was wearing all black, is dead, possibly shot himself. Paramedics say the crime scene encompasses a large area and a number of victims have suffered significant injuries. The shooting occurred outside Christina’s Restaurant. Multiple victims were seen lying on the ground. Some witnesses heard as many as 25 shots. Paramedics and firefighters converged on the site of the shooting. A massive police presence was in the area. They had buses in the area to take witnesses to divisions to be interviewed.


“We heard the shots and live just north on Logan. Friends who live even closer say the shooting was at the Alexander the Great parkette. At 10pm on a summer night it is often filled with families and kids playing around the fountain,” a man wrote on Twitter. Other people expressed anger and fear on Twitter. Later, Police Chief Mark Saunders confirmed that a young woman had died and 13 other victims were injured in the shooting. Deaths from gun violence in Toronto jumped 53 percent to 26 so far in 2018 from the same period last year, police data last week showed.


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