After an increase in shootings and violent incidents in 2018, a new poll shows the majority of Torontonians have fears of falling victim to gun violence in the city.Ipsos asked residents several questions regarding safety and violence in the city following the Danforth shooting which happened last month that left two people dead and 13 others injured.“We really wanted to gauge the temperature of the city of Toronto. How are people feeling after a particularly intense period in which there’s been a number of things happening in the city, culminating with what happened on the Danforth,” said Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. ABOVE: Majority of Torontonians agree their city has a serious gun problem.“When you ask them — ‘Is
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The Toronto gunman who opened fire, killed at least two people and left 13 others injured on Danforth Avenue Sunday night was likely an untrained shooter when he carried out the attack.That’s according to tactical experts who analyzed a short social media video that showed an gunman raising a gun and shots being fired.But it’s also likely that he had some experience with a gun, said one expert.WATCH: Toronto shooter identified as Faisal Hussain The shooter has been identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, a Toronto man suffered from “severe mental health challenges,” according to his family.A seconds-long video of the shooting showed an individual in a hat, dark jacket, dark pants and carrying a shoulder bag walking down a sidewalk
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Toronto police say there are multiple victims after a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown area Sunday night.A 54 Division spokesperson told Global News the shooting happened in the Logan and Danforth avenues area, and was reported just after 10 p.m.Around 10 victims were shot, and one of them is possibly a child, according to EMS. The victims are being sent to two trauma centres.A police command post is being set up.More to come. © 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.