2 dead, 13 injured, gunman killed in Toronto shooting

Ray Downs, Ed Adamczyk and Danielle Haynes

July 23 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old women were shot dead when a man opened fire on a busy Toronto street, injuring another 13, police said.

Witnesses said they heard between 10 and 20 shots around 10 p.m. Sunday along several blocks of busy Danforth Avenue in an area of Toronto known as Greektown. A section of Danforth Avenue remained closed Monday morning.


Witness Andrew Mantzios told The Globe and Mail he was having coffee with friends at a restaurant when he saw a black-clad man "with this horrible expression on his face" firing at a crowd of people standing at an intersection.

"A lady tried to run and she fell down," Mantzios said. "He turned around and shot her point blank, two or three times."

The shooter then entered an alley after an exchange of shots with police and was killed in the gunfire. It wasn't initially clear, though, if he was shot by police.

Toronto's Special Investigations Unit identified the shooter as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto.

Witnesses said the assailant shot randomly at people walking the street and inside restaurants.

Police identified the 18-year-old who died as Reese Fallon, of Toronto. The 10-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was from the greater Toronto area.


The attack was one of several in Toronto involving gun violence recently. It came three months after a van attack in which 10 people died and 16 were injured.

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