Two civilian victims have been pronounced dead following the mass shooting on The Danforth last night according to the latest update from the Toronto Police.
Fourteen people were injured and transported to the hospital after the shooting at approximately 10 pm on Sunday night.
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has assigned six investigators and three forensic investigators to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of the shooter who has so far only been identified as a 29-year-old man.
Danforth shooting #GO1341286,
– at this time, we have two victims who have been pronounced ^js
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) July 23, 2018
According to the SIU, “at approximately 10 pm on July 22, 2018, a man walking along Danforth Avenue fired shots at groups of people several times. Several people were struck. Two civilians were fatally injured. Officers located the man on Bowden Street and an exchange of gunfire took place. The man fled the area and was located, deceased, on Danforth Avenue.”
The area along The Danforth remains closed and the TTC is bypassing Chester Station as the police investigation continues.
REMINDER: Trains are not stopping at Chester Station on Line 2 due to a police investigation
— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) July 23, 2018
On Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the people of Toronto “strong, resilient and brave.”
“My thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible tragedy on the Danforth last night in Toronto, and may the injured make a full recovery,” he tweeted. “The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave – and we’ll be there to support you through this difficult time.”