Girl, 10, and woman, 18, killed in Danforth shooting rampage, police say

July 23, 2018 2:31 pm

A 10-year-old girl from the GTA and an 18-year-old Toronto woman are the two people killed in the shooting rampage Sunday night on the Danforth, police say.


During a brief update Monday, police said 16 people were shot in total, including the gunman.


Of the 15 victims, eight were women ranging in age from 10 to 59 years old. The 29-year-old gunman was also killed.


Police would not speculate on a motive for the shooting.


“I can’t speak to what was in the individual’s mind,” said lead investigator Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne.


He said police are in the process of getting a search warrant in relation to the deceased suspect.


Police would say nothing more about the shooter, as his death is now under the mandate of the police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit.


“He received a gunshot wound, but I’m not going to expand on that,” Chief Mark Saunders said at the news conference.


The gunman has not been identified, nor have any of the victims.


Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, the gunman was walking along Danforth Ave. and fired shots at groups of people as they were enjoying a night out in the Greektown neighbourhood.


Police found the shooter on Bowden St., between Logan and Broadview Aves., and an exchange of gunfire took place, the SIU said.


The gunman fled the area and was found dead on Danforth Ave. It’s not immediately clear if the man died from self-inflicted gunshots or from gunfire with police.



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