Toronto shooting video shows alleged Danforth Avenue shooter pulling gun and shots heard
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Video has emerged on social media that shows an alleged shooter on Toronto’s Danforth Avenue drawing a gun and shots being heard on Sunday night.
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The video came amid news of a shooting in the city’s Greektown neighbourhood that left a young woman and the alleged gunman dead, and 13 injured including a nine-year-old girl in critical condition.
Toronto police confirmed that a handgun was used in the shooting, but there’s no certainty about the suspect’s motive.
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The video, which was posted to Instagram, shows an individual walking along a sidewalk before raising a gun away from the street.
Shots could be heard as the video ended.
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The video is likely to form an important part of the police investigation.
The shooting took place on Danforth Ave. and Logan Ave. at about 10 p.m.
Toronto Police Service Chief Mark Saunders said officers were on the scene and identified the shooting suspect quickly.
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Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect likely died of shooting-related wounds, Saunders said.
Witnesses said a man was walking and shooting along Danforth Ave.
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Victims were spread across numerous blocks.
- With files from Rahul Kalvapalle, Nick Westoll and Jeremy Cohn
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