Nine people shot outside Toronto restaurant; suspect confirmed dead

Police work the scene of a shooting in Toronto on Sunday, July 22, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

A woman was killed and 13 others were injured in a shooting incident outside a restaurant in Danforth and Logan Aves in Toronto, Canada. The shooter, Toronto Police confirmed, is dead. It is unclear whether the suspect shot himself or has been neutralised by police. Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said it’s too early to say whether the shooting is linked to terrorism.

The victims have been transported to various hospitals, American news network CNN reported. A young girl injured in the shooting is in critical condition, Toronto Police chief Mark Saunders told reporters.

Toronto Star, quoting eyewitnesses, described a man dressed in black firing somewhere between 15 and 20 shots.

Entry and exit points to the shooting spot have been cordoned off as emergency crews respond to the situation. The police has appealed to witnesses in the area to come forward and assist in investigations.

Ontario premier Doug Ford said his heart goes out to the victims of the “horrific act of gun violence”.

“My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of the horrific act of gun violence in Toronto. Thank you to all the first responders for acting quickly to help everyone affected,” he tweeted.

This is a developing story. More details are awaited. 

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