Breaking: Identity of Toronto Mass Shooter Revealed

On Sunday night, a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Toronto and 2 people were killed and over a dozen were injured.

From BBC:

A 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman died after a gunman opened fire on a busy avenue in Canada’s largest city.

Thirteen others were injured in the rampage in Canada’s largest city.

The SIU, which looks into incidents involving police which result in death, said a post-mortem examination on the suspected shooter is scheduled for Tuesday.

We now know the identity of the shooter.

From Reuters:

Toronto police on Monday named the suspect in a shooting attack in the city on Sunday as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, who family members said had been mentally ill all his life.

In a statement, the family said Hussain “had severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life”.

We still don’t know the motive here but the authorities have not ruled out terrorism.

From Heavy:

Police say it’s too early to say whether terrorism is involved. They said both Sunday and Monday in press conferences that they and SIU were still investigating the motive and were considering all angles.

“I’m keeping everything open. Looking at every single possible motive for this; when you have this many people struck by gunfire, it’s a grave concern,” said Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders. “I certainly want to find out exactly what it is, so I am not closing any doors or any chapters on this. I certainly don’t want to speculate… I don’t know why he did what he did, and he won’t be able to tell us because he is deceased.”

We’ll have to see how this unfolds. It’s not uncommon to find letters left behind or a social media presence that reveals why shooters like this do what they do.

Heartbreaking situation and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

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