Toronto gunman kills one, injures 13 before he’s shot by police

A gunman opened fire on a busy Toronto street late Sunday night, killing one person and injuring 13 others, local police said.

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters gathered near the shooting area early Monday that the deceased is a woman, but didn’t identify her. A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition.

The shooter, who hasn’t been identified, was killed after he fired a handgun at police, who arrived minutes after the shooting began, he said.

The shooting began shortly after 10 p.m. ET in a busy retail area of the city’s east end, known as The Danforth, the police said. According to witnesses interviewed on Canadian Broadcasting Corp., a man started firing a gun at people gathered around benches and a fountain and continued shooting as he walked down a busy street.

CBC broadcast video footage of the incident. The man’s face was obscured by a dark hat.

The shooting comes three months after a man drove a van into a busy sidewalk in the north end of Toronto, killing 10 people, most of them women. Shootings in Toronto have surged in recent years. Police have recorded 220 shootings this year as of July 14.

—Vipal Monga contributed to this article.

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