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2 dead, 13 injured, gunman killed in Toronto shooting

2 dead, 13 injured, gunman killed in Toronto shooting

One woman has been killed and at least 13 people wounded, including a young girl, after a gunman opened fire in the Canadian city of Toronto before being shot dead by police, officials said.

The gunman who shot dead a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman in an attack on a restaurant in Toronto on Sunday suffered from psychosis and depression, his family have said.

The Special Investigations Unit said Hussain is a 29-year-old from Toronto.

At least two people are dead, including a gunman, and more than a dozen injured after a shooting Sunday night in Toronto's Danforth neighborhood, authorities said.

Police say the shooter has been killed.

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The condition of the other victims was not known yet, police spokesman Mark Pugash said. Saunders could not confirm whether the shooting was a case of terrorism but police were investigating all possibilities, he added.

"We just ran. We saw people starting to run so we just ran", he said.

Witnesses told local media they heard around 20 shots fired as well as the sound of a weapon being reloaded.

Police at the scene of the shooting
Police at the scene of the shooting

The Greektown shooting comes about three months after the city was shaken by the deaths of 10 people killed by a man with an apparent grudge against women who drove into them on a busy street in Toronto's north end.

Meanwhile, according to News.com.au, the police has warned people to stay away from the disctrict and the local subway system has begun bypassing the scene. Councillor Mary Fragedakis also said she heard the gunman was disturbed.

Toronto mayor John Tory called the shooting a "depicable act".

Another witness told the CBC News that she was at Christina's restaurant with her family when they heard shots and were asked to run into the restaurant.

Paramedics said numerous victims, including a child, had been rushed to trauma centres, however, there was no immediate word on their conditions.

"Guns are too readily available to too many people", Tory told reporters a few hours after the shooting took place.

Toronto police chief Mark Saunders said late Sunday night that the motivation behind the shooting is unclear at this time.

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