TORONTO — Fourteen people were shot last night around 10:30 pm in downtown Toronto as they sat in various restaurants. The gunman, only identified as a 29-year-old male, was shot and killed during a gunfight with police. No officers were injured during the exchange.
Danforth shooting #GO1341286,
– at this time, we have two victims who have been pronounced ^js
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) July 23, 2018
Some of the shooting was captured on video, and you can clearly see a man point his handgun into a business and begin shooting.
NEW: Video shows gunman opening fire in busy Toronto neighborhood, shooting at least 9 people before killing himself pic.twitter.com/FOvq2pscTc
— BNO News (@BNONews) July 23, 2018
A motive has not yet been established for the shooting, and police have not yet ruled out the possibility of terrorism.
Canada has seen an uptick in shootings this year, even though the country has very strict laws surrounding the ownership of firearms.
This story is developing.