June 03, 2012

1 dead Six 7 injured in shooting at Toronto's Eaton Centre (Updated x3)
Victim identified as Ahmed Hassan

Via CP24

Toronto police are on a manhunt, seeking a suspect who shot and killed a 25-year-old man and wounded six others, including a 13-year-old boy, at the Toronto Eaton Centre Saturday evening.

The shooting happened at around 6:20 p.m. Saturday inside the food court. The food court was packed with shoppers at the time.

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said police do have a description of the suspect and will release it to the media once it is confirmed through video evidence and witness interviews. Another police official told CP24 he would try and get the description out some time Sunday morning.

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Marcus Neves-Polonio, an employee at the Eaton Centre food court near the Dundas and Yonge Sts. entrance, described the male shooter.

“The shooter was yelling, going crazy,” he said. “It was just nuts.

Neves-Polonio, who said he was crouching barely a metre away from the fracas, said the shooter was wearing a dark hoodie and baggy pants

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Photos from the scene

Our thoughts and prayers for those affected by this terrible tragedy.


Update: 1 dead and 7 injured:

Const. Victor Kwong listed the genders and conditions of all eight victims and the ages of three, which are as follows:

Male, 25, dead
Male, 20, critical condition
Male, 13, critical condition
Female, no age given, serious condition
Male, no age given, serious condition
Female, no age given, serious condition
Pregnant female, no age given, went into labour after being knocked down
Female, no age given, grazed by bullet


Toronto Blue Jays player Brett Lawrie was at the mall when this happened. His twiiter account here

Update: Victim was identified as Ahmed Hassan

Investigators have identified the 24-year-old as Ahmed Hassan and say both he, and possibly one of the other seven people injured in the Saturday shooting, may have had gang affiliations. Police were pursuing a suspect, but they remained tight-lipped on his identity.

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