Amid Toronto Tragedy, City Mayor Slams Incidents of Violence

On Sunday evening, several cars were targeted in a brazen shooting in Toronto. The attack left two men dead and wounded two others. There were close to 12 people outside the restaurant and a…

Amid Toronto Tragedy, City Mayor Slams Incidents of Violence

On Sunday evening, several cars were targeted in a brazen shooting in Toronto. The attack left two men dead and wounded two others.

There were close to 12 people outside the restaurant and a street corner at the time, according to local authorities. Some neighbors described seeing a car flip over. Police said two victims had gone inside to tend to their “coroner,” which is to say, “loved ones” killed in a crash. Two others are still in critical condition.

Witness Kevin Rexford told CNN, “I’ve been lucky enough to escape other gunshots, and I saw people have torsos jolted, and they fall, and then people were dragging them out.”

The driver of the car remained inside the vehicle and was arrested, CNN reported.

Attacks by man on motorcycle shooting people leaving a restaurant and a street corner in Toronto, Ontario, have killed 2 people. Multiple people injured. vehicle flipped and hit two people after initially being shot. More to come. @GlobalTV — Dan Urquhart (@DanUrquhart) August 27, 2018

Officials are linking the incident to violence from gang violence that has plagued Toronto for more than a decade. In 2017, police reported 500 shootings in the city that year, the most in 25 years.

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