CANADA — Toronto’s SIU division commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old shooting suspect in Toronto. A short time ago, after speaking with a member of the deceased’s immediate family and a family representative, the SIU was able to confirm the man’s identity. “Due to the exceptional circumstances of this tragic incident and the public interest in knowing the man’s identity”, the SIU said it is identifying the man as Faisal Hussain of Toronto.
On Sunday night, at 10pm, Toronto Police responded to calls of an active shooting in the Danforth Av and Logan Av area.
14 victims total were shot—two of the 14 victims died as well as the suspect. The deceased are identified as Reese Fallon, 18, and an unidentified 10-year-old girl. It is unclear whether the gunman was killed by police or took his own life.
The incident began around Danforth Avenue and Logan Avenue near Christina’s restaurant. Witnesses described 10 to 15 blasts similar to firecrackers, while others reported hearing gunshots and a man holding a gun. Further along Danforth Avenue at Chester Avenue, witnesses said they saw a man shooting from a sidewalk into another restaurant named Demetre’s. The shooter continued to walk westbound on Danforth Avenue towards Hampton Avenue, where witnesses said the shooter crossed the street from the north side to the south side of Danforth Avenue and fired into 7Numbers restaurant near Bowden Street where one victim was shot. Police responded to calls from witnesses and located the gunman on Bowden Street and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The gunman ran back to Danforth Avenue where he was found dead.
At a nearby intersection, police officers closed off an area from bystanders and detonated a package. Police did not immediately release information about the contents of the package.
Police have not revealed a motive for the attack but say the investigation is ongoing.
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