A gunman has killed at least one person and shot another twelve in an attack in the Greektown district of Toronto.
A young woman has died in the attack. There is no known motive for the shooting.
Toronto councillor Paula Fletcher told media outlet CP24 she heard the gunman was emotionally disturbed.
“It’s not gang-related. It looks like someone who is very disturbed,” she said.
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The gunman was killed in an exchange of fire, possibly with the police.
Some of the victims were treated for wounds at the scene and others were rushed to local hospitals.
One of those wounded was a young girl, Toronto police said. She has been described as eight or nine years old.
We just got off stage tonight in Toronto and heard the news about the shooting on Danforth. Sending all our love to those affected.
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Details of the shooting and the condition of the victims are still coming to light.
“Other than the shooter, we have a young lady that is deceased,” Toronto police chief Mark Saunders said.
Police organised a number of buses to transport the many witnesses to talk to investigators about the shooting.
Toronto mayor condemnds the shooting
Toronto Mayor John Tory joined Saunders on the scene early on Monday morning. He described the shooting as a “despicable act”.
“On behalf of all Toronto residents, I am outraged that someone has unleashed such a terrible attack on our city and people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening,” Tory said.
“This is a tragedy and on behalf of all Toronto residents, we are extending our prayers to all the innocent people attacked tonight, their families and their friends.”
My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of the horrific act of gun violence in Toronto. Thank you to all the first responders for acting quickly to help everyone affected.
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Former mayor Doug Ford also expressed his sympathies.” My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of the horrific act of gun violence in Toronto,” he tweeted.