Jul 22, 2023
By Angus Gillespie
Today marks the sombre 5th anniversary of a tragic shooting in the city, when a gunman opened fire on the Danforth, taking two young innocent lives.
18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10year-old Julianna Kozis were killed.
13 other were injured.
The shooter, who had a history of mental health issues, took his own life.
The handgun used that night was stolen from a gun shop in Saskatchewan.
This horrific incident helped spearhead Bill 21, which is the gun control legislation put forward by the Federal Liberals.
It passed in the House in May… but still has to go through the Senate to become law.
That tragic day stands as one of the worst mass shootings in the city’s history, leading to advocacy for stronger gun control measures and a public health approach to gun violence.
The city will host what it calls a short and informal gathering at Withrow Park around 5 p.m. today near two trees planted in 2019 in honour of Kozis and Fallon.