Toronto Mall Shooting Leaves 1 Dead 7 injured 6/2/2012
One man was killed and six other people were wounded by gunfire, two critically, in a shooting at Toronto's main downtown mall on Saturday, a rare occurrence of major gun violence in Canada's largest city. One of the victims in critical condition was a 13-year-old boy, a police spokesman said. Seven people in total were shot or grazed, while a pregnant woman was knocked down in the melee that followed and went into labor. Police said the shooter was still at large. "It's terrible when you hear something like this. My heart goes out to the families that have been affected by this terrible crime. We have to apprehend this shooter," Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who was visibly distraught, told reporters at the scene. The shooting happened shortly after 6 pm in a food court at the Eaton Centre, one of the city's top tourist destinations. Some witnesses interviewed by local television stations said they heard more than half a dozen shots, which triggered a rush to flee the scene. The building was evacuated and quickly surrounded by dozens of police cars, emergency vehicles and forensic vans. Police said the man killed was 25 years old, while the other victim in critical condition was a 20-year-old man. Toronto police chief Bill Blair told reporters the injuries suffered by the fatal gunshot victim suggested he had been targeted. Two females and another male suffered serious gunshot wounds, while another female was grazed by a bullet, police said. "A lot of innocent people were hurt <b>...</b>
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