Mass Shooting In Vaughan

The internet is flooded with Mass Shooting In Vaughan after the terror attack led to the death of innocents captivating the attention of viewers around the world.

Mass shootings are rare in Canada, and Toronto has long prided itself on being one of the safest big cities in the world.

The horrific incident occurred in the suburbs 30km (20 miles) north of downtown Toronto, a city that prides itself on its longstanding safety.

In April 2020,Police did not disclose the type of weapon used in the latest incident. The sale of handguns was banned in Canada earlier this year in response to a mass shooting that saw 22 people killed in Nova Scotia.

In April 2020, a gunman disguised as a policeman killed 22 people in the eastern province of Nova Scotia, Canada’s worst mass shooting.

Canadians are horrified about anything that might indicate they are moving closer to U.S. experiences with gun violence.

However, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is yet to comment on the latest mass shooting. 

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As per Dailymail, Canadian Police say the unnamed suspect started shooting in an apartment complex in Vaughan, Ontario, shortly before 7.30 pm on December 19, 2022.

Cops evacuated the building, but MacSween said there was no further threat to the community. He said they hoped to have residents back in their units within hours.

Mass Shooting In Vaughan
The scene after a fatal mass shooting at a condominium building in the Toronto suburb of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, December 19, 2022.(Source: Reuters)

After the Nova Scotia shooting, Canada banned 1,500 types of military-grade or assault-style firearms in May 2020, days.

 The New York Post reports claimed a 2021 analysis by the University of Washington (IHME) said Canada’s rate of firearm homicides is 0.5 per 100,000 people versus the United States’ rate of 4.12.

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How Did The 73 Year Old Suspect Died?

The suspect was shot at by Police and pronounced dead at the scene, Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said in a statement on December 19, 2022.

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, which gets involved when there is a death or serious injury involving Police, is investigating. 

The SIU, which investigates deaths involving Police, said it was looking into the suspect’s death and that a post-mortem was scheduled for Tuesday.

The ‘elderly resident,’ 73, reportedly shot five residents dead in different apartments – believed to be condo board members – before being shot by Police. 

Five people were killed by a gunman who went on a rampage in a suburban Toronto condo building before cops stormed and killed him.

On arrival, the gunman confronted officers at the building near Jane Street and Rutherford Road.

Emergency services found a ‘horrendous scene’ and have since confirmed that six people, including the suspect, have died.

Mass Shooting In Vaughan Death Count: Who Are The Five Victims?

Toronto Police have not yet named any of the deceased victims of Sunday’s fatal shooting nor revealed the suspect’s identity.

Chief James MacSween, of York Regional Police said: ‘There is no further threat to the community at this point. We offer our sincere condolences to the victims and their families.’ 

Mass Shooting In Vaughan
Five people were shot and killed in a condominium building in a Toronto suburb(Source:Apnews)

MacSween said a seventh person shot by the suspect was in the hospital. But they are expected to survive their gunshot injuries. 

Chief James MacSween of the York Regional Police said one of his officers fatally shot the suspect at a condo in Vaughan, Ontario. 

According to Toronto Stated City News, Police found a woman who had been shot in the face at the condo. She is thought to be one of them that died.

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