Vaughan shooting: In an apartment building in Canada, a shooter killed five people
A gunman in Toronto, Canada, opened fire on a building housing apartment, killing five people.
At 19:20 (12:20 GMT) on Sunday, police reacted to reports of a gunshot at a building in Vaughan, roughly 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Toronto, and killed the suspect there.
Another injure person has been sent to a hospital and is in a critical state.
Authorities are looking into the shooter’s possible relationship with the victims as part of their investigation into the motivation.
Upon arrival, authorities found a “horrendous scene,” according to York police chief Jim MacSween, with multiple dead victims discovered in various building flats.
According to Mr. MacSween, the public is not now in danger, and according to York police, individuals who were evacuat can go home again.
Although it experiences fewer major shootings than its US neighbor, Canada has recently witnessed a rise in gun violence, which has led to new legislation that outlaws firearms.
Following the murder of 22 people in Nova Scotia by a shooter posing as a police officer, Canada outlawed 1,500 different types of military-grade or assault-style rifles in May 2020.
The Special Investigations Unit of the province, which looks into the actions of officers in situations that end in death, serious injury, or alleged sexual assault, has been inform to look into the death of the suspect, he said.
While MacSween did not confirm that the gunman visited numerous units, Const. Laura Nicolle state in a previous press conference that “it sounds as though more than one unit was affecte.”
The homicide unit of the York police is looking into it.
It will take some time for us to ascertain the reason behind this investigation and what attracted this person to this location, according to MacSween.