One of the victims of the Danforth shooting, in which two people were shot in Toronto this past Sunday night, has been identified as Reese Fallon, a recent high school graduate from Toronto’s Malvern community. She was 18 years old at the time of her passing.
According to Global News, police in Toronto confirmed that an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were killed in a mass shooting that took place in Toronto’s Greektown neighborhood, with 13 other people injures, with 16 people shot in total, including the alleged shooter.
According to officials, a 29-year-old man, believed to be the suspect behind the shooting, was killed following an exchange of gunfire with police. At this time, the identity of the suspect has not yet been released to the public, although police said that they quickly identified the suspect at the scene; officials are also said to be investigating the motive behind the shooting.
The 18-year-old victim who lost her life was later identified by officials as Reese Fallon; at this time, the identity of the younger victim has not yet been released to the public.
Who is Reese Fallon?
According to Global News, police confirmed Reese had been one of the victims in the shooting the Monday following the incident.
Fallon was a recent high school graduate who was from Toronto’s Malvern community. This upcoming fall, she had planned to attend McMaster University, where she would have studied nursing.
According to City News Toronto, Local MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, who had identified Fallon as one of the victims, said that she was celebrating a birthday with two friends on the Danforth during the time of the shooting. Her two friends were also shot during the incident and are currently in the hospital.
According to The Star, Erskine-Smith issued the following statements concerning Fallon, speaking on behalf of her family, although he did not explicitly confirm her death:
“She was full of passion and she cared about making a difference in the world and this is a huge loss.”
“Reese was a wonderful young woman. She was full of energy. She was whip smart.”
“You see violence in the city but certainly in safe places in our community, on the Danforth where this happened, you certainly never expect to see something like this.”
Witness Ali Demircan claimed that he saw an injured woman who matched Fallon’s photograph, and who was holding her arm where she appeared to have been shot, approached him and asked him to call 911 during a break in the shooting, but was unable to as the shooting reignited.
As this story is developing, more information will be updated as it is made available.