Toronto police shot and killed a man who was strolling down a avenue carrying a gun yesterday afternoon, an incident that prompted 5 close by schools to be positioned below precautionary lockdowns, metropolis officers mentioned.
Officers responding to a report of an armed man within the space, Toronto Police Chief James Ramer mentioned at a media briefing. He declined to offer additional particulars, citing an ongoing investigation.
Earlier on Twitter, Toronto police mentioned officers had fired and the suspect, described as a male in his late teenagers or early 20s, was injured.
The scene the place the man was shot by Toronto police is about 130 metres from the William G Davis Junior Public School, which was the final of the 5 schools to emerge from a lockdown.
All the college lockdowns had been lifted after a pair hours, in keeping with the Toronto District School Board.
The incident occurred days after a gunman in Texas killed 19 youngsters and two lecturers at a main faculty.
Toronto police blocked about 300 metres of roadway near the scene whereas particular investigations officers conduct their probe, in keeping with a witness.
“I certainly understand the trauma and how traumatic this must have been for staff, students and parents, given the recent events that have happened in the United States,” Mr Ramer mentioned.
Mr Ramer mentioned Toronto police don’t but have all the main points of the incident, and “I don’t want to speculate and suggest that it’s something similar to what’s happening in the United States.”
The Texas faculty capturing on Tuesday was amongst over 200 mass shootings reported within the United States in 2022, in keeping with the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit analysis group.
Canada’s fee of firearm homicides is 0.5 per 100,000 individuals, far decrease than the US fee of 4.12, in keeping with a 2021 evaluation by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
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