Police are responding to a mass shooting in Toronto, Canada, with reports that several people have been injured. The shooting was reported just after 10 p.m. local time. Witnesses in the area reported hearing shots fired near the Brass Taps Pizza Pub. The bar is located in Greektown on Danforth Avenue — an area known for its restaurants.
According to local reporter Stephanie Smyth, police have confirmed that nine people have been shot and the suspected gunman is dead. It is unknown if the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, or if there was any kind of confrontation with police.
Some unconfirmed reports say that the shooter was dressed in black and opening fire aimlessly. A motive is unknown, but police are hoping to speak to witnesses as part of their ongoing investigation.
Merella Fernandez from CTV News tweeted that police have “buses in the area to take witnesses to divisions to be interviewed.”
There have not been any updates on the victims and the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. Police have not said whether there were any fatalities in this shooting, but there have been some unconfirmed reports that one person has died.
“Nine victims shot. Conditions of victims not known yet. A young girl is one of the 9 victims. 9 victims does not include the shooter who is dead,” Toronto Police said on Twitter.
You can see some videos from the scene below.
“Paramedics tell CityNews the scene encompasses several blocks and a number of victims have sustained significant injuries. Six victims have been transported to trauma centres, 1 to a pediatric trauma centre and two to local hospitals while an unconfirmed number of people are being treated at the scene,” City News Toronto reports.
“Holy sh*t! The shooting on the Danforth happened right in front of my place. I was watching a movie and all I heard were gun shots. I don’t feel safe in Toronto anymore, not even in my own neighbourhood,” wrote one social media user.
The following photo shows people on the ground with police nearby.
Jeremy Cohn, a reporter with Global News Toronto, shared the following photos from the scene.
“Numerous people shot along Danforth Av in #Toronto’s Greektown. Reports of at least 10 victims including children. Patients are spread across several blocks in the area. Mass casualty response from @TorontoMedics @Toronto_Fire,” he captioned the post.
“Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shootings to go to a command post that has been set up at Pape Avenue and Danforth Avenue,” according to City News Toronto.
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