The Toronto neighborhood of Greektown was the scene of a horrific shooting late Sunday night. According to reports, there were at least 14 victims. One “young woman” is dead in the shooting, along with the suspect, while others have been transported to local hospitals. From CNN.com’s report on the situation.
Eight people have been transported to various hospitals — six to trauma hospitals, one to a pediatric trauma center and one to a local hospital, Toronto Paramedic Services told CNN partner CTV. Two more people were to be transported from the scene to a local hospital — making it a total of 10 patients so far, the Canadian station reported.
A witness who was standing near the scene told CTV that he heard about 20 shots and the sound of the weapon being reloaded repeatedly.
“And then, I saw the carnage as I ran down the street here to kind of follow the gunfire,” a witness said. “I saw at least four people shot.”
The shooting occurred outside of a local restaurant near Danforth Street and Logan Avenue.
Video of gunfire erupting on the streets surfaced on social media. People can also be seen ducking into nearby buildings for safety. No information has been revealed about the suspect at this time, according to law enforcement officials.
“I’m not calling it random,” said Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders in a statement after the incident. “I don’t know why he did what he did; he won’t be able to tell us because he is deceased. I’m keeping everything open, I’m looking at every possible motive. I certainly don’t want to speculate, too.
“We have a young lady that is deceased right now. And we have a young girl, I believe 8 or 9 years old, that is in critical condition.”
This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.