Last week, I reported on a immiment terror threat in the Toronto area. Police in the Greater Toronto Area had increased the number of officers at key tourist locations after receiving information that authorities deemed as a potential risk to public safety. A spokesperson says it’s too early to say whether the shooting is terrorism.
A woman is dead, and 13 others have been wounded after a gunman went on a shooting rampage in t in the “Greektown” part of Toronto .
Police say the gunman is also dead after “an exchange of gunfire with officers”.
A witness who was standing near the scene said he heard about 20 shots and the sound of the weapon being reloaded repeatedly.
Emergency services said victims were scattered over “many blocks”.
Police responded to reports of shots being fired hear the Brass Taps Pizza Pub.
The suspected shooter is confirmed to be dead. One child was among the nine people shot. No word on the condition of any of the victims, most of whom are being worked on right now by medical teams in two trauma units.
Video (below) filmed nearby by a resident recorded what several gunshots ringing out.
- A man dressed all in black open fire in the busy Greektown area of Toronto
- Witnesses heart between 15 and 20 gunshots shortly before 11pm Sunday
- One victim was killed and at least 13 were injured, including a nine-year-old girl
- Video appears to show the gunman walking down the street, before turning as he passed a store or restaurant front and whipping out his gun and opening fire
- Police confirmed the gunman was pronounced dead at the scene
- Police say victims, spread across several blocks, suffered significant injuries
— Stilez (@stilez) July 23, 2018
#BREAKING At least nine people were shot outside a restaurant in #Toronto, Canada. The suspected shooter is dead, according to Toronto police @TPSOperations. (Video via @nsxoxoii) pic.twitter.com/qiggVa0sSn
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) July 23, 2018
— Michael Chachura (@mrchachura) July 23, 2018
Multiple people shot outside restaurant in Toronto, police say
By AnneClaire Stapleton and Sheena Jones, CNN, July 22, 2018:
(CNN)Multiple people were shot outside of a Toronto, Canada, restaurant around 10 p.m. Sunday, Toronto police Sgt. Glenn Russell tells CNN.
The victims have been sent to trauma centers throughout the city, Russell says.
Eight people have been transported to various hospitals — six to trauma hospitals, one to a pediatric trauma center and one to a local hospital, Toronto Paramedic Services told CNN partner CTV. Two more people were to be transported from the scene to a local hospital — making it a total of 10 patients so far, the Canadian station reported.
A witness who was standing near the scene told CTV that he heard about 20 shots and the sound of the weapon being reloaded repeatedly.
“And then, I saw the carnage as I ran down the street here to kind of follow the gunfire,” the man told the station, who described the scene as “pretty crazy.”
“I saw at least four people shot,” he said.
Toronto Fire Services is assisting with efforts, Toronto Fire Capt. Adrian Ratushniak tells CNN.
Officials are expecting to issue a press release in the coming hours, according to police.
Developing story – more to come
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