Shooting In Canada’s Toronto: 13 Injured, Two Dead Including Gunman

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Shooting In Canada's Toronto: 13 Injured, Two Dead Including Gunman

Photo from the scene: cbc.ca

A shooting occurred in Toronto’s Greektown district on the evening of July 22nd. In total there 14 victims, there was one fatality – a young girl of 8 or 9 years of age, the other 13 were injured.

Canadian media have shared a video clip showing a white man, wearing a dark cap and dark clothing, carrying a shoulder bag. The man stops on the pavement, takes out a handgun and opens fire targeting civilians seemingly at random. The attack happened on Danforth Avenue, on a Sunday evening. At that moment, the area was crowded with people, Mail newspaper reports.

BBC reports that the shooting targeted a restaurant, however the motive is currently unclear. The shooter was shot and killed in an exchange of shots. CBC reports that it is still unclear how the shooter died. Officers did, in fact, exchange shots and no officers were harmed in the shooting. Toronto police are currently looking for witnesses.

CBC also reports that police spokesman Mark Pugash, on early July 23rd has stated that the condition of the other victims is still unknown. He also noted that it is too early to claim that the shooting was terrorism.

Some of the victims of the shooting were treated on the scene, while others were moved to hospital where they were treated.

Toronto’s mayor John Tory is quoted by CBC saying that the shooting happened in “very peaceful part of the Danforth.” He also believes that Sunday night’s shooting in a busy and popular residential area, known for its restaurants and cafés is “evidence of a gun problem” in Toronto. “Guns are too readily available to too many people,” Tory told reporters during a news conference two hours after the shooting took place.

This past weekend, Toronto police deployed dozens of additional officers to deal with a recent spike in gun violence in the city. Toronto police data show the number of shootings in the city more than doubled between 2014 and 2017 – from 177 to 395. So far, in 2018, Telegraph reports that more than 200 shootings have occurred in Toronto. Nearly two dozen of them have included fatalities, while city officials blame gang violence for the crime surge.

Despite mass shootings being much more common in the US there seems to be an increase in them in Toronto, and Canada as statistics from the Ottawa summit on guns and gangs from March 2018 shows. There has been an increase in gun violence in countries such as Sweden, a study Joakim Sturup, published online on May 7th, 2018 shows. After the recent shooting and killing of a young man by the police in Nantes, France, which led to several days of riots, the focus on gun-related violence in France has also entered the spotlight. In an article by the Washington Post, gun violence is compared between the US and countries such as Australia, Germany and the UK, all countries with strict gun control. Washington Post is conclusive that there are far less gun-related incidents in most other countries than there are in the US. The article, however, quotes Jaclyn Schildkraut, another researcher who tracks mass shooting news coverage in saying that some mass shootings in countries other than the US may be registered as terrorist attacks, whereas in the US they could be registered as shootings.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    Its a miracle that many of the White Helmets who have just been plucked from Syria by another miracle of Israeli humanitarian concern, will soon be able to assist the Canadian 1st Responders to criminal and violent acts in Canada :)

    Hollywood must surely create another Oscar quality movie about these ‘heroes’ of Wahabi ideology that fits so well with current American Democratic Values.

    • Snowglobe

      Wow! That was fast! It is a good thing that the White Helmets are on the way to save Canada. (gag!)

  • Freespirit

    Not enough HATRED and FEAR in Canada, so now the Zionists, using the FALSE FLAG tactic. possibly with REAL VICTIMS, are working hard to create both.

  • S Melanson

    I live in Toronto and was in the vicinity April 23 when a van was driven into pedestrians killing ten and injuring 16. Now this. Toronto has been changing, some good some bad, but these two events in a matter of months takes things to a new level.

    To put in perspective, Toronto averages typically 50 to 70 murders a year for a population of 6 million. We are on track this year to exceed 100 murders which would set a record by a large margin

    • TiredOfBsToo

      Must be why Canada’s government has decided to seek help from the white helmets…..

      • R PLobo

        Moderate head choppers.

    • R PLobo

      Both events were carried out by mentally disturbed men – a common thread for state propagandists. Christina’s is an open late Greek restaurant around for years – question is why not attack obvious targets like symbols of state power when you can take your politics to people eating souvlaki? Same goes for a guy running over people along Yonge Street. None of the MSM ever ask the obvious questions.

      • Concrete Mike

        Like who benefits from this,,,cui bono

    • Easy enough to drop those numbers. Be like Merkel and just call vehicle rammings accidents.

      • S Melanson

        We will strike a different path from Germany. We will declare temp insanity. See, no crime happened.

        • Not exactly as Orwell envisioned the future, but pretty close!

    • Concrete Mike

      I agree, even in New Brunswick, you are seeing an exodus from countryside to large urban areas.

  • There have never been any terrorist attacks in USA, except that 9-11 thingy. Only isolated incidents, workplace violence and mentally disturbed persons account for all shootings! Just ask TSA how well they protect us! :D