Islamic State responsible for Canada’s weekend shooting that killed two

Islamic State responsible for Canada’s weekend shooting that killed two

Islamic State responsible for Canada’s weekend shooting that killed two

Cox, who owns shooting ranges in Calgary and the Toronto area as well as retail outlets in the United Kingdom, said council's call for a ban on handguns is futile.

Legal Canadian gun owners are selling their weapons illegally, Di Danieli said, noting that police have seen more than 40 such cases in recent years. It was not immediately clear whether he killed himself or was killed by police.

In a statement, the family said Hussain had battled "severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life". The interventions of professionals were unsuccessful. "While we did our best to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end".

"Nothing prepares us for the news of a tragedy like the one that took place in Toronto Sunday, especially one that affects children and youth, and happened so close to home", Louise Sirisko said in a statement. "We will mourn those who were lost for the rest of our lives".

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has said there is no current connection between Hussain and any national security concerns.

Lawmakers in Toronto voted Tuesday on several new initiatives to curb gun violence, including hiring 100 more police officers, installing security cameras and gunshot-detecting microphones in the city, and increasing funds for youth and mental health initiatives. Terror attacks, such as the killing of six Muslim men at a mosque in Quebec City a year ago, have also increased Canadians' concerns about access to firearms.

Investigators previously identified the other person killed in the shooting as 18-year-old Reese Fallon. They were looking into whether Hussain may have lived at one time in Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan, the source said. She was involved in the youth wing of the federal Liberal party and was remembered as a young woman who was "smart, passionate and full of energy". It is a huge loss, " said Canadian Member of Parliament Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, who knew Fallon.

The teen "was highly regarded by staff and loved by her friends", Malloy said in a statement. The victims range from ages 10 to 59. He did not name the victims, who included eight women and girls, and seven men.

Dr. Najma Ahmed of St. Michael's Hospital said five patients were admitted in serious or critical condition, with three of them undergoing immediate lifesaving surgery.

In widely circulated video, the gunman, clad in black, is seen walking down the street before turning, lifting a handgun, and firing.

"They go get their license for the goal of becoming a firearms trafficker", he said.

Thirteen others were injured in the shooting and the gunman, identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, was found dead nearby. Monica Hudon of the Special Investigations Unit said an autopsy on Hussain's body was completed but noted that the results would not be released until their probe ended.

Toronto councillor Paula Fletcher told CP24 she heard that the gunman was emotionally disturbed. "You saw the pride that she obviously had with the medal she won", he said.

Kozis was from Markham and her family has requested privacy. They ran to the back to the restaurant and hid under a table. We stand with the victims, the fearless first responders and all the communities impacted by this tragedy.

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