Jul 23, 2018

By Christine Ross

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Who was the man in black who shot and killed a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman  in Toronto’s Greektown and why did he do it? Only a few questions were answered by police at a news conference Monday.  Police confirmed the ages of the deceased but no their identities. Another 13 people ranging in age from 10 to 59 were injured and sent to three area hospitals. Officials  say some are in critical condition and others have been released from hospital. The provincial body called the Special Investigations Unit, or SIU, has been called in to examine the police involvement in the case and spokesperson Monica Hudon will only say the suspect was found deceased after exchanging gun fire with police but won’t say if the suspect died from suicide or a police bullet. A postmortem is being done on the suspect Tuesday morning. Mayor John Tory says it’s time to confront the rising numbers of guns in the city, and is asking why anyone in Toronto needs to have a gun at all. At 4 pm on Monday,  Mayor John Tory will meet with  the Premier, Police Chief Mark Saunders and Bill Blair, Canada’s new minister response for organized crime to discuss last night’s Danforth attack.Police union president Mike McCormack met with the two officers involved in the suspect shoot-out and commended them for saving more lives with their quick intervention. Both Queens Park and Toronto City Council held a moment of silence for the victims today.
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