Toronto mass shooting: One suspect dead after at least eight people wounded

Two men were killed and nine other people were injured in a mass shooting in Toronto on Sunday, according to authorities.

A spokesman for Peel Regional Police told CNN the shooting in north Toronto began as a domestic dispute at a home and spread to the Barrhaven Park, where it “escalated to a firearm.”

A man suspected of shooting 10 people has been arrested. Seven people, including three children, were injured in a Toronto mass shooting on Sunday.

TRAGEDY: Police have confirmed at least seven people have been injured in the mass shooting in Toronto on Sunday. — CNN (@CNN) August 26, 2018

The man arrested was wanted in connection with at least one of the shooting incidents, police said.

Numerous law enforcement agencies are investigating what happened.

Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders said the shooting involved a suspect and at least four victims. He did not identify the victims.

“At this time, we have not identified anyone connected to this investigation as a possible suspect. We are continuing our investigation in support of the homicide squad in this horrific situation,” Saunders said Sunday.

Victims include 14-year-old girl, 33-year-old man

Police originally reported a suspected multiple murder, but said late Sunday that only two people had died.

The shooting was reported about 8:30 a.m. ET in a residential neighbourhood of north Toronto.

Jane Burns, a Toronto city councillor, tweeted that the shooting happened at a location a kilometer and a half east of the city’s famous Eaton Centre shopping mall.

“There is a massive police presence in the area,” she wrote. “Stay away from the area.”

A CNN affiliate in Toronto, CP24, reports the shooting occurred inside a baseball field and that police said the shooter shot one person there.

Manitoba Gov. general leaves for Toronto

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his condolences to the victims of the “horrific acts of violence in Toronto.”

“The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave. I’ve been in touch with Mayor Ford and officials, and will continue to monitor the situation closely. My thoughts are with all of those affected,” he wrote.

CBC News reported the Eaton Centre is a huge shopping mall in Toronto and known for entertainment and dining. The target of the shooting was likely an underground parking area.

If the suspect is charged, he will go before a judge, Saunders said.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister tweeted his condolences to those affected by the shooting.

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