What we know about the Danforth mass shooting so far
– Two victims are dead: an 18-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl.
– Police say 13 more were injured
– The alleged gunman is dead. He was 29.
– Danforth Avenue will be closed between Pape and Broadview Avenues until 12 p.m.
Greg Stock remembers the exact minute it happened. It was 9:56, four minutes before the nightly news. He had just enough time for a smoke before The National.
Stock lives in an apartment above the Second Cup on Danforth near Chester Avenue in Toronto’s east end. He was outside on the fire escape — he has just lit up — when he heard it. Four shots in two bursts. Boom, boom! Boom, boom!
Stock’s first thought was that it was a gang shooting. He ran down into the side street and across into the church yard next door. He was looking for victims, he said. Then he heard another two shots, and he bolted.
“I ran for my f***ing life,” he said.
Two people were killed and 13 others were injured when a man armed with a handgun fired into restaurants and patios in the popular neighbourhood known as Greektown, authorities said. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said the victims were a 10-year-old girl from the GTA and an 18-year-old woman were killed and an additional 13 were injured.
The Special Investigations Unit said the man later exchanged gunfire with police officers and was eventually found dead in the area.