Toronto marks 3rd anniversary of Danforth mass shooting that left 2 dead

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Memorial marks the 2nd anniversary of deadly Danforth shooting
People gather to remember and support each other two years after the Danforth shooting took the lives of two people and left more than a dozen others injured. Miranda Anthistle reports – Jul 22, 2020

Toronto is marking the third anniversary of the Danforth shooting that left two people dead and more than a dozen injured Thursday night

Ten-year-old Juliana Kozis and 18-year-old Reese Fallon were killed while over a dozen others were wounded the night of July 22, 2018 when a man walked down Danforth Avenue, in the heart of Greektown and opened fire.

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The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head shortly after, Toronto police said.

“Today, we remember the lives lost and the lives forever changed by the Danforth tragedy three years ago,” Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a statement Thursday.

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“Tonight, we will gather in their memory and in their honour, in gratitude for the service of our first responders and in solidarity with each other and the community,” he continued. “We remain determined to keep this a safe city, free from hatred and violence and where an innocent night out with friends in the summer can be peaceful and filled with joy.”

A memorial event is set to take place Thursday evening. The Toronto sign will also be dimmed in memory of the lives lost.

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