Toronto: A gunman who opened fire outside a restaurant in Canada’s Toronto is dead.
According to Toronto Police, nine people received injuries in the attack, that took place at around 10 p.m. on Sunday (local time).
“9 victims shot. Conditions of victims not known yet A young girl is one of the 9 victims. 9 victims does not include the shooter who is dead #GO1341286,” police tweeted.
9 victims shot. Conditions of victims not known yet A young girl is one of the 9 victims. 9 victims does not include the shooter who is dead #GO1341286 ^sm
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) July 23, 2018
Police further said, “At Danforth Av Logan Av Toronto Police responded to a call at 10pm Sunday July 22/2018. 9 people shot. Shooter is dead. Further updates will follow on @TorontoPolice twitter #GO1341286.
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) July 23, 2018
Toronto police Sgt. Glenn Russell told CNN that the victims have been sent to different trauma centers for treatment.
All victims have been transported to various hospitals. A child who received injuries shifted to a pediatric trauma center, Toronto Paramedic Services informed CNN partner CTV.
According to the Canadian station, two more people are about to be taken from the incident spot to a local hospital – making it a total of 10 patients so far.
A witness who was standing near the scene told CTV that he heard about 20 shots and the sound of the weapon being reloaded repeatedly.
“And then, I saw the carnage as I ran down the street here to kind of follow the gunfire,” the man told the station, who described the scene as “pretty crazyn” the witness recalled.
Meanwhile, Toronto Fire Services have reached the spot and are assisting with efforts, Toronto Fire Capt. Adrian Ratushniak told CNN.
Officials are expecting to issue a press release soon, according to police.
More details in this regard are awaited. (ANI)