Toronto Shooting Leaves Two Dead & 12 Injured After Gunman Opens Fire In Cafes

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Jul. 23 2018, Updated 11:56 a.m. ET

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Two people have been killed and at least 12 are injured after a gunman opened fire in Toronto, Canada's Greektown neighborhood. Click through to see devastating photos from the tragedy.

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The suspect, who police have identified as a 29-year-old man, opened fire shortly after 10p.m. in Greektown on Danforth Avenue, which is an area filled with popular restaurants, cafes and stores.

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The gunman, who was dressed in all black, walked up to a restaurant window and shot through the glass with his handgun, call phone video reveals. He targeted at least two cafes during the rampage.

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At least fourteen people were shot in the massacre. A young woman died in the hospital on Sunday night, police say. An 8-or-9-year-old girl is in critical condition. Police have not released the identity of the second person killed.

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Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters how the gunman was killed during "an exchange of gunfire" with police. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Police are looking for a motive. John Tory, who is the Mayor of Toronto, told the public not to "draw any conclusions" about the shooting. He tweeted, "On behalf of all Toronto residents, I am outraged that someone has unleashed such a terrible attack on our city and people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening. While our city will always be resilient in the face of such attacks, it does not mean such a cowardly act committed against our residents is any less painful – this is an attack against innocent families and our entire city."

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During a press conference, Tory insisted that guns are "too readily available to too many people" in Toronto.

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Witness Jody Steinhauer told CBC that the gunshots sounded like 10 to 15 firecracker blasts. "We started to hear people scream out front," she said.

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