ISIS claims responsibility for deadly shooting spree in Toronto

Ben Davidson
July 29, 2018

Hussain lived with his parents in the building, and neighbours said the family was Pakistani.

The city of Markham paid tribute to Kozis by lowering flags and opening a book of condolence.

"We really need to embrace the opportunity to make a change", said Julien.

"Our hearts are in pieces for the victims and for our city as we all come to grips with this bad tragedy", the statement said.

The director of the York Region School Board said there are "few words to adequately express the depth of sorrow that we feel". His arm, calmly, meticulously raised a handgun and people as they strolled in Toronto's Greektown neighborhood.

A statement released by the group's semiofficial Amaq news agency, claims that Faisal Hussain, 29, who killed two people and injured 13 others before apparently turning the gun on himself, "was a soldier of the Islamic State".

"A lady tried to run and she fell down", he said.

7 Numbers restaurant at Danforth Avenue and Bowden Street was packed with customers happily drinking and eating with occasional mention of the gunman who was found dead after an exchange of gunfire with police just steps away.

The federal government introduced legislation earlier this year to require businesses to maintain records showing inventories and transfers of non-restricted firearms.

In a statement, his family cited his lifelong struggle with depression and psychosis, noting that professional help, medication and therapy had failed to help him.

"Believe me, I've never seen anything like that", he said. We are a city of communities and we are nothing without each other!

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A woman stands at the memorial on Danforth Ave. just east of Logan Ave. on Tuesday. The manager, John Kilanis, said the restaurant reopened on Tuesday. "But today we have to move on". "The bullet grazed (me) and I thought I was hit". He was very lucky I think.

For his part, Sukhera said he's struggling to reconcile the memory of the smiling, polite, quiet young man he mentored with the image of a gunman, clad in black garb, shooting through windows at people enjoying a warm summer evening. "It's such a peaceful place and such a great community". "It's Toronto", said Augustino Speciale, who paused to smell a bouquet of white lilies attached to a lamppost.

When I first heard about this attack and mentioned Islamist/jihadist ideology being the culprit, I received a huge back lash from well-meaning Canadians.

"Her plan was to become a mental health nurse", he said.

Details began to emerge on Monday about the gunman at the centre of the violence.

Canada's Mental Health Act includes a provision that allows police to assess a person as to whether they pose an immediate danger to themselves or the public.

"There's a lot of money in it", he said. "I can't put two and two together. I hugged him", Aamir Sukhera told the National Post Monday.

Ashley Robinson, who lived on the floor above Hussain's apartment, saw him almost every day and had a similar experience. "He also liked replica handguns".

A resident of Toronto, Hussain worked in a grocery store.

"Sometimes the father was crying", he said.

Police and emergency crews swarmed into the locality, known as Greektown, and a special investigation unit took charge of the case.

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