Candlelight vigil planned for victims of Danforth shooting


The motive behind the shooting, rare in Toronto, was also not immediately knwon.

Videos and witness accounts of the shootings portrayed a man dressed in black walking quickly down a sidewalk on Danforth Avenue, using a handgun to fire into shops and restaurants in the Greektown area of expensive homes, eateries and cafes. Another 13 were injured in the attack.

A police source told several media outlets that Hussain had been apprehended twice by police for mental health problems, but the interventions were when the 29-year-old was under age 18. The family, originally from Pakistan, is known to have lived in the apartment for more than 25 years, neighbors said, though Reuters was not able to independently verify it.

The man said his wife was "a mess" after hearing the news and had taken the day off work.

"We do not know why this happened yet", he said.

Debbie Oleson had already broken the news to her eight-year-old daughter, who enthusiastically recalled playing basketball with Julianna in the past.

The girl from Markham, Ont., was killed when gunfire erupted Sunday in the Toronto's Greektown, police said, adding that her family has requested privacy during "their time of grief".

Wilson said she tied and elevated their wounds and tried to keep them calm while they waited for paramedics.

"Accurate information about this investigation will only be released by the Toronto Police Service". Julianna, of Markham, was an artistic swimmer with Markham Synchro Club, club president Alacoe MacTavish said in a statement Tuesday. "This is a traumatic event for many of us and we are committed to working through this in a thoughtful and responsive manner". "Senseless acts of violence like these leave an imprint on our communities and weigh heavy on our hearts". We stand with the victims, the courageous first responders and all the communities impacted by this tragedy.

One of Donny Kozis' high school friends set up a GoFundMe page on Wednesday to raise money to support the family.

It's unclear how the shooter in Sunday's tragedy obtained his gun.

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Mourners have been visiting a memorial site on Danforth Avenue in Toronto to pay their respects following the deadly shooting on July 22, 2018. The group's propaganda agency did not offer any evidence, however, to support a statement that described the attacker as "one of the soldiers of the Islamic State".

Saunders, however, issued a sharp denial.

Toronto's police chief said earlier Monday that the authorities had not yet determined a motive for the attack. In a statement, Hussain's family cited his history of depression and psychosis, noting that professional help, medication and therapy had failed to help him.

Hussain died after an exchange of gunfire with police.

In a speech to council just hours after the shooting, Mayor John Tory said there is a growing problem of people improperly acquiring guns that were originally purchased legally.

Cox, who owns shooting ranges in Calgary and the Toronto area as well as retail outlets in the United Kingdom, said council's call for a ban on handguns is futile.

"A number of groups and organizations made representations to that effect earlier this year", said the minister.

The University of Toronto is offering sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families of Sunday night's shooting on Danforth Avenue, which left two people dead and 13 people wounded.

Hussain would never talk to anybody, said resident Saira Ahmed, who would see him going out for a walk. Friends have said that Price was among those injured in the shooting.

Three more patients are also at the hospital, though a spokesperson said one may be discharged soon.