Five killed by gunman in Canada apartment block
By : thoughtfulnews.com
Updated At : 12/19/2022
Five people have died after a gunman opened fire at a block of flats in Toronto, Canada.
Police responded at 7 p.m. to reports of shootings at the Vaughan building, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Toronto.
20 GMT) shot the suspect dead on Sunday.
Another injured was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities are investigating motives, including possible links between the shooter and the victim.
York Police Chief Jim Maxween said officers present encountered a “horrific scene” where a number of deceased victims were found in various apartments in the building.
A gunman opened fire on a Toronto, Canada, apartment block, resulting in the deaths of five people. On Sunday, at 19:20 (12:20 GMT), when they received reports of a shooting at a building in Vaughan, which is approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Toronto, they shot and killed the suspect there. The motive is under investigation, and there may be a connection between the Canada .gunman and the victims. According to York Police Chief Jim MacSween, responding officers found a “horrendous scene” with numerous dead victims scattered throughout the building’s flats. He stated, “I cannot share any information regarding the victims or the subject at this time because we are in the process of sending notifications to those families.”
, they shot and killed the suspect there. The motive is under investigation, and there may be a connection between the Canada
MacSween said there were no ongoing threats to the public and York Police said evacuees could return to their homes. Although has fewer mass shootings than its neighbour, the United States, gun violence has recently increased in Canada, leading to recent
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In May 2020, Canada banned 1,500 types of military or assault firearms after gunmen disguised as police officers killed 22 people in Nova Scotia.