29-year-old Faisal Hussain has been identified as the suspect responsible for the shooting in Toronto that left two victims dead and another 12 people injured. The suspect was from Toronto.
According to reports, three people — including the shooter — have died and 12 more were injured after Faisal Hussain opened fired near the intersections of Danforth and Chester Avenue in Toronto on Sunday, July 23. He was reportedly using a handgun.
The Special Investigations Unit confirmed police interacted with the suspect on Bowden Street before he fled and was found dead from a gunshot wound a short distance away on Danforth. Police have yet to clarify whether the fatal wound was self-inflicted or a result of police gunfire.
In addition to the shooter, a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman were killed. Reese Fallon, 18, was identified as one of the deceased.
A shooting that erupted in the middle of a Toronto street Sunday night left two people dead and 12 others injured, authorities said. The shooter, a 29-year-old man, is also dead, according to Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit.
An innocent bystander, a “young lady,” died in the exchange of gunfire, Toronto police said, adding that another girl, 8 or 9 years old, was in critical condition. The other 11 people were being treated at a hospital after all the victims were struck by gunfire.
The shooting took place near Danforth Street and Logan Avenue, which is in the city’s Greektown neighborhood, often referred to as The Danforth.
At this time, Hussain’s motives remain unknown. While speaking to reporters, Toronto Chief Mark Saunders said: “We do not know why this has happened yet…I’m certainly not going to invite any type of speculation.”
The police will perform an autopsy on Faisal Hussain — who was from Toronto — tomorrow, Tuesday, July 24.
Hussain’s family released the following statement:
Statement from family of accused man in The Danforth shooting and killings pic.twitter.com/ijmO0JB3RJ
— Tom Hayes (@TomHayesNews) July 23, 2018