TORONTO - A reckless exchange of bullets at a crowded
outdoor party in Toronto killed two young people late Monday night in
what the city's police chief described as an unprecedented episode of
At least 19 others, including an infant, were injured after bullets
from more than one gun were sprayed into the crowd of more than 200
people at a outdoor barbecue in the city's east end.
"This is the worst incident of gun violence, in my memory, anywhere
in North America," Police Chief Bill Blair said from the scene of the
crime in a residential neighbourhood.
"It is the most serious crime of its kind that has ever taken place in the city of Toronto."
Police made multiple appeals for witnesses to contact them as they
began to pull together descriptions for what appeared to be multiple
They said they had one "person of interest" in custody and were looking for other suspects.
The incident took place before 11 p.m. on Danzig St., near Morningside Ave., and Lawrence Ave. East.
"An altercation broke out among some individuals and there was an
exchange of gunfire. During that gunfire a number of innocent bystanders
were struck," said Blair.
"It's a very shocking event, a lot of people were injured tonight."
The two killed in the shooting were a teenage girl and a man in his 20s, officials said.
Blair did not provide the age of the child who was injured but says
the injuries are "not life-threatening and the child will be fine."
Those hurt in the incident suffered a mix of gunshot wounds and injuries from the mass panic that ensued.
A variety of Toronto police divisions were called in to assist with
the investigation, including the Guns and Gangs unit and the homicide
IT'S NOT THE GUNS THAT KILL PEOPLE - IT'S THE HUMANS WHO FIRE THOSE GUNS WHO DO! Knives can kill also...it's THE HUMANS! Stop blaming the weapon! Time to focus on the people, not the weapon.
I'd like to know what ethnicity fired the guns in this incident! We have 3rd world people by the thousands now, living here in 1st world countries, so we will now experience the violence that 3rd world countries do. Why? Thanks to those who've come here from 3rd world countries! It was such a great humanitarian project on paper 30 years ago, and now you have your results.
There is NO information on who the possible offenders are at this time, yet I'm telling you right now, they will be of a so called "minority race" GUARANTEED! Lets wait and see shall we? Why do I already know I have a 100% chance of being right?
I've just had it with these so called "minorities" and their violent ways! Prove me wrong! If this crime was not committed by a so called "minority", then I will not only acknowledge being wrong, but I will DELETE my LiveLeak Account forever!! That's a PROMISE! Right from FOBFOB77!!! THIS SHOOTING WAS FROM A MINORITY RACE OR I WILL DELETE MY LIVELEAK ACCOUNT FOREVER, AND NEVER RETURN TO THIS SITE EVER! How committed is that? Huh? Now lets see shall we? I would bet this is the FIRST TIME EVER that a top Liveleaker has put their account on the line like this. Well FOBFOB77 has! So let's see the facts!
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair walks down
Morningside Ave in Toronto early Tuesday, July 17, 2012, following a
shooting that left 19 people injured and two dead at a house party late
Monday, July 16.
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