Danforth shooter was previously known to police for 'online activity'

27 July, 2018, 21:46 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • A member of the Markham Synchro Swimming Club pays respect at a makeshift memorial as they take part in a vigil three days after a mass shooting on Danforth Avenue in Toronto Ontario Canada

The group's Amaq news agency said the gunman, identified by police as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, was an IS "soldier" responding to its calls for attacks on nationals from countries fighting the group in Iraq and Syria. His arm, calmly, meticulously raised a handgun and people as they strolled in Toronto's Greektown neighborhood.

Hussain has been identified as the man who died after exchanging gunfire with police after rampaging along Danforth Avenue on Sunday night.

He's said to have re-loaded twice, shot some twice while telling others he wouldn't shoot them. "While we did our best 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", they said. "We're taking everything very seriously, we're tasked with going away and looking at all the different issues and trying to come up with real workable solutions that police and the city can use".

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

Friends of 18-year-old Danforth shooting victim Reese Fallon mourn at a makeshift memorial Monday
Friends of 18-year-old Danforth shooting victim Reese Fallon mourn at a makeshift memorial Monday

Police executed a search warrant on Monday at an apartment in the Thorncliffe Park Drive area as part of their investigation.

Police believe that Hussain's older brother, Fahad Hussain, who has been in a coma since last summer following a drug overdose, may have been the source of the gun.

"It is now illegal", CBS reports, "to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of rapid-fire weapon. Canada also requires training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spousal notification and criminal record checks". Toronto's city council has voted in favor of a number of gun control initiatives, including hiring more cops and installing new security cameras with gunshot-detecting microphones, the outlet said. It passed on a 41-4 vote. And I definitely never saw this coming. The city has seen 23 gun homicides so far this year, compared to 16 fatal shootings in the first half of 2017.

He added that the police are investigating "every possible motive, including terrorism".

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The 13 people wounded range from ages 17 to 59, police said.

Anthony Parise, who taught Fallon's Grade 12 English class, remembered her as "a leader among her peers" who planned to become a nurse. She had recently graduated from high school and was preparing to study nursing at Hamilton's McMaster University in the fall.

The teen "was highly regarded by staff and loved by her friends", Malloy said in a statement.

The Shootout happened in the city of Toronto shocked the nation after an unknown man started firing at pedestrians on Sunday night in Danforth Avenue.

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Canada has relatively strict gun laws and traditionally low levels of gun violence, particularly compared with its neighbor the United States. "I've just thought about being more vigilant with keeping an eye on my surroundings. It's Toronto", said Augustino Speciale, who paused to smell a bouquet of white lilies attached to a lamppost. Hussain was also shot, but it's unclear whether it was from his own gun or a bullet from police.

Toronto has long prided itself as being one of the safest big cities in the world.

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