ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Toronto shooting

No motive yet for Toronto shooting

Toronto shooter’s neighbors knew nothing of mental illness

Yesterday, however, Amaq claimed that Hussain "carried out the attack in response to calls to target nationals of countries of the coalition" that has been fighting IS in Syria and Iraq since 2014.

The National Post spoke with a friend of Hussain who said he showed no interest in religion.

Although ISIS has claimed Hussain was a follower, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said Wednesday that there is no evidence to support that claim.

Hussain did not have a criminal record and his prior contact with police did not involve a risk to public safety, according to Toronto police spokesman Meaghan Gray. "On behalf of all Toronto residents, I am outraged that someone has unleashed such a bad attack on our city and people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening", said Mayor John Tory in a statement.

Officials did not identify the other fatality, a 10-year-old girl, or name any of the 13 wounded, who included six women and girls, and seven men.

A so-called family statement, that was not written or signed by family members, talked about Hussain suffering his whole life from mental illness, including psychosis. Medications and therapy were unable to treat him.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent his condolences to the victims of the "terrible tragedy" on Sunday, wishing a speedy recovery to those injured. "We will mourn those who were lost for the rest of our lives", Hussain's family said in a statement.

There is not one side, or the other, but a collective Toronto who has every right to know who Hussain was, how did this happen and what was the motivation? It is now illegal to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of rapid-fire weapon.

Tuesday night, Toronto council voted 41-4 to urge the federal government to ban the sale of handguns in the city.

Toronto Mayor John Tory called the shooting "evidence of a gun problem" in the city. It passed on a 41-4 vote.

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There were many honest people, and sentiments expressed, at the scene of the carnage - including some Toronto coppers who were first responders on that wicked Sunday night ambush who came down in civilian clothes to pay respects. Friends have said that Price was among those injured in the shooting.

A firearm was recovered after an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were fatally shot on Danforth Avenue on Sunday at around 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said in a statement Tuesday that the city will lower its flags in honour of Julianna.

"She's coping as you would expect somebody would cope, watching people fall like dominoes in front of her and hiding under a table and holding somebody's baby", Routledge said.

"It's the Danforth - we always come together", Routledge said.

"I never saw that he was violent or hyper", Khan said.

"I'm out of my mind just thinking about it".

Sanagan said he's "riled up" about the violence that has rattled the neighbourhood's close-knit community, and he's determined not to let the many family-owned businesses in the area be punished for it.

Ontario's police watchdog agency said there was an exchange of shots between the attacker and two officers on a side street before the gunman was found dead.

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