Reaction is coming in following Sunday night’s shooting on a popular Toronto street.
Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when a lone gunman began shooting along Danforth Ave. around 10 p.m.
Officers located the man and exchanged gunfire.
Police confirm the gunman is dead but it’s unclear if he shot himself or he was shot by police.
Toronto Mayor John Tory addressed city council at a planned meeting Monday morning.
The meeting was recessed until 2 p.m. out of respect for the victims.
A moment of silence was held following statements from city councillors.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the shooting as a terrible tragedy.
My thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible tragedy on the Danforth last night in Toronto, and may the injured make a full recovery. The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave – and we’ll be there to support you through this difficult time.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 23, 2018
Bill Blair, the new federal minister responsible for tackling gun is offering up support from Ottawa.
I just spoke to Chief Saunders and @TorontosMayor about the tragic events on the Toronto Danforth last night to discuss how we can support their efforts to end the violence. We stand united in our resolve to keep our streets safe.
— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) July 23, 2018
A moment of silence was held ahead of Question Period at Queen’s Park Monday.
Party leaders and MPPs were given a chance to make brief statements about the shooting.
My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of the horrific act of gun violence in Toronto. Thank you to all the first responders for acting quickly to help everyone affected.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) July 23, 2018
My heart is with the victims, their loved ones, and all those near the #Danforth tonight impacted by this horrific violence.
Thank you to life-saving police and paramedics.
If you are a potential witness, please contact @TorontoPolice. #Danforthshooting
— Andrea Horwath (@AndreaHorwath) July 23, 2018