Trudeau, Ford, Tory respond following mass shooting in Toronto

Jul 23 2018, 11:48 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Toronto “strong, resilient and brave” in a statement following Sunday night’smass shooting on The Danforth.

“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,” said Trudeau. “The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave – and we’ll be there to support you through this difficult time.”

Premier Doug Ford also issued a statement via social media, thanking first responders.

Mayor John Tory called the shooting “a despicable act.”

“A despicable act has been perpetrated on the Danforth in our city. 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,” he said.

Two victims have been pronounced dead and 12 others are still in the hospital with injuries. The shooter was also found deceased following an exchange of gunfire with police.

According to a statement from Ontario’s Special Investigators 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.”

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