Published: Wed, July 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Canada shooter identified as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto

Canada shooter identified as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto

Ontario NDP leader Andrew Horwath and Toronto Mayor John Tory joined members of the Greek Town neighbourhood at the service just steps from where the shooting took place.

The gunman who killed two persons and injured 13 others in a deadly mass shooting in Canada's largest city Toronto on Sunday has been identified as Pakistani-origin man, Faisal Hussain, the police said.

Toronto police have not determined the motive of Faisal Hussain, the 29-year-old Torontonian identified as the gunman.

Toronto police are carrying out their own investigation into the attack and completed a search of Hussain's apartment on Tuesday.

A police officer looks for evidence under a auto while investigating a mass shooting on Danforth Avenue in Toronto, Canada, July 23, 2018.

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.

"Files being reviewed by police include concern Hussain expressed "support" for a website that was seen as 'pro-ISIL, ' says a law enforcement source", writes the Sun.

"Our hearts are in pieces for the victims and for our city as we all come to grips with this bad tragedy", they said. "We will mourn those who were lost for the rest of our lives".

"We do not know why this happened", Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters on Monday, adding he would not speculate about the gunman's motive.

"Gun violence in any part of our city is completely disgusting and unacceptable", he said. "I'm angry when these kinds of things happen in the city - a lot of people will be angry", he said.

When asked about Tory's comment Tuesday while entering a special Commons committee meeting on the Trudeau government's response to the influx of asylum seekers entering Canada from the U.S., Goodale referred to a request from members of a Quebec City Mosque who were attacked by a lone gunman on January 29, 2017. People who knew Fallon described her as "very smart" and with "full of energy", the report added.

Flags at Toronto City Hall as well as at Fallon's former high school, Malvern CI, were lowered to half-staff.

Ms Fallon had recently graduated high school and was volunteering for Canada's Liberal party before starting university, where she was to train as a nurse.

Investigators said six women and seven men ranging in age from 17 to 59 suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious in the shooting. The two young girls survived, partly thanks to neighbours who used napkins to stem the bleeding.

Three more patients are also at the hospital, though a spokesperson said one may be discharged soon.

A phone video taken by a witness showed the killer dressed all in black firing into at least one shop or restaurant.

A spokeswoman for the Special Investigations Unit, Monica Hudon, said an autopsy would be performed Tuesday on the suspect.

Tory said the federal government needs to consider banning handguns in Toronto.

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