‘No Evidence’ ISIS Behind Toronto Shooting As Young Victim ID’d

‘No Evidence’ ISIS Behind Toronto Shooting As Young Victim ID’d

‘No Evidence’ ISIS Behind Toronto Shooting As Young Victim ID’d

Now they - along with many others in Toronto - are devastated by Hussain's shooting rampage that killed two people and wounded 13 others late Sunday night.

Thirteen other people, ranging in age between 17 and 59, were injured in the attack.

Julianna, of Markham, was identified by the Toronto Police on Tuesday.

"We were so used to living in a city where these things didn't happen", Toronto mayor John Tory said.

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Hussain's neighbours told local media they were "shocked" by the rampage and described the 29-year-old as "humble" and "quiet".

Resident Saira Ahmed told Reuters that Hussain rarely spoke with anyone when he was out in the vibrant community, which is about 4km (2.5 miles) north of where the attack took place.

Hussain's family, in a statement to CBC News, denounced his "horrific actions" and said he was suffering from mental problems.

"While we did our best to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end", the statement said.

Police though say they have nothing to suggest that that is in anyway true at the moment though and that they are continuing to investigate for a motive.

Monday afternoon, Canadian police identified the shooter as Faisal Hussain and refused to either confirm or rule out terrorism as a possible motive.

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Tuesday: "At this stage, based on the state of the investigation, which is led by the Toronto police service, there is no connection between that individual and national security".

On Monday evening, police executed a search warrant on the apartment in a modest high-rise building that he shared with his parents, and were seen carrying out boxes of evidence.

There was some speculation that Hussain was a member of a terrorist organization after police confirmed that he was known to them prior to the shooting for what they called "online activity."

"Any time you have a legal market for civilians to own concealable firearms. there is always a possibility that those kinds of firearms purchased legally can flow into the hands of people who want to use them to commit carnage", he said.

Video footage shows a man firing full rounds of a semi-automatic handgun into patron-filled restaurants.

Ontario's police watchdog agency said there was an exchange of shots between the attacker and two officers on a side street before the gunman was found dead.

Both Khan and fellow neighbour Sadaf Pathan said Hussain's sister had died in an accident some years before, while another brother was in hospital long-term with an unspecified condition.

Lenny Graf, who was dining at another restaurant, was watching his nine-year-old son and a friend play around a nearby fountain when gunfire erupted.

"He said 'I'm a very good boy, I take care of my father, I take care of my mother", Khan said. The gunman walked away and Mr Graf pulled his son into the safety of the restaurant. Photos of the young woman have been left at makeshift memorials along Danforth Avenue.

In the wake of a the shooting, calls are growing for the sale of handguns to be banned in urban areas.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the shooting, a vigil will be held on Danforth on Wednesday night.

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