Toronto Shooting Leaves One Dead, 13 Injured

James Kirk
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A gunman opened fire on Sunday on a busy avenue in Toronto, killing a young woman and injuring 13 other people, one of them critically, police say.

The victim critically injured in the Canadian city's Greektown district is a girl of eight or nine, according to CNN and the BBC.

The gunman is dead, reportedly killed in an exchange of shots.

The attack erupted on Danforth Avenue on Sunday evening, when the area was teeming with people, Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper reports.

The motive for the shooting, which reportedly targeted at least two cafes or restaurants, is still unclear.

In a video clip shared by Canadian media, a white man wearing a dark cap and dark clothing and carrying a shoulder bag can be seen stopping on a pavement and pulling out a handgun before firing shots.

Some of the victims were treated at the scene, while others were taken to local hospitals.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Toronto Mayor John Tory urged people not to draw any conclusions and let police investigate the shooting.

The shooter, who had a handgun, died from an apparent gunshot wound, but it's not clear if it was self-inflicted or as a result of exchanging gunfire with police, Saunders told reporters.

A witness who was standing near the scene told CNN partner CTV that he heard about 20 shots and the sound of the weapon being reloaded repeatedly.

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