A police officer was killed when a shooter opened hearth west of Toronto on Monday, an official stated. One different individual additionally died, in response to native media, and at the very least three folks have been wounded within the violence. “I’m horrified by today’s senseless violence, including the killing of a Toronto police officer,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated on Twitter.
Just earlier than 4:30 pm (2030 GMT), police issued an alert about an armed suspect who fled a strip mall in Mississauga, Ontario in a stolen automobile after a capturing.
Moments later, police in close by Milton stated that they had arrested the suspect following one other capturing in that city.
Police in Mississauga instructed AFP two folks had been shot, however wouldn’t affirm that considered one of them had died.
Milton police in the meantime tweeted that “1 person has been pronounced deceased at the scene and 2 others have been transported to hospital.”
Canada has been rocked by a number of incidents of mass violence lately, together with a stabbing spree in a distant Saskatchewan Indigenous group on September 4 that left 10 lifeless and 18 wounded.
One of the suspects in that case was discovered lifeless, believed to have been murdered by his brother, who was later arrested after a four-day manhunt and died in custody.
A gunman masquerading as a policeman additionally killed 22 folks in Nova Scotia in April 2020 — together with a police officer — two years after a driver of a van killed 11 pedestrians in Toronto.
And one other shooter killed six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017.
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