Pakistani-origin man, suffering from psychosis, behind Toronto's deadly mass shooting

Hugh Fox
July 25, 2018

In a statement, the family said Hussain "had severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life".

The relatives say their "hearts are in pieces for the victims".

"We do have all layers of government here to help support, to figure out what we can do to stop from a city perspective and from a national perspective, as well", he told reporters Monday".

Nearby police searched the apartment where Hussain lived with his parents and siblings, carrying out boxes of potential evidence.

The family released a photo Hussain on Tuesday.

Where Hussain got his handgun remains unknown. Residents of the neighbourhood said Hussain's family has suffered other tragedies in recent years, including the death of Hussain's sister from a auto crash.

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In addition, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) consisting of 100 observers will also monitor the elections. Gandapur's party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, condemned the attack, but campaigning continued ahead of Wednesday's polls.


"It is nearly inconceivable these things can happen", the mayor said.

Canadian officials confirmed two people died and 13 more were injured over the weekend when a gunman opened fire on a busy street in Toronto's Greektown district.

Deaths from gun violence in the city jumped by 53 percent to 26 so far in 2018 from the same period previous year, police data last week showed, with the number of shootings rising by 13 percent.

"We do not know why this happened yet", he said. "It's going to take some time". The wounded ranged in age from 17 to 59. "It is a huge loss", said Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, a member of Parliament who knew Fallon.

"She was so excited to be accepted into the McMaster program for nursing".

Her boyfriend and a doctor who was in the restaurant attended to the woman who was shot in the thigh.

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In a vote of 41-4, council approved a motion to urge the federal government to forbid the sale of handguns in the city and for the province to outlaw the sale of handgun ammunition in Toronto. No word yet on the number of injuries, though CTV is reporting at least one person being loaded into an ambulance.

Some expressed shock that Greektown was the site of the shooting rampage.

Although it is still unknown how the man behind Sunday's mass shooting obtained the gun, Lee added that Bill C-71 would allow for more detailed background checks that would go further back into people's history. "I was out earlier today and it was very eerie and I just decided that this is about community more than anything". "It's Toronto", said Augustino Speciale, who paused to smell a bouquet of white lilies attached to a lamppost.

According to the Toronto Sun, 29-year old Faisal Hussain visited terror-supporting websites ahead of the assault that left two people dead and a dozen injured Sunday evening.

As investigators dug through Hussain's life, the attack has prompted debate over whether Toronto - which has consistently ranked as one of the most secure major cities in North America - was becoming less safe.

"Information may surface later that supports the claim but until that happens we must take this not with just a grain of salt, but a great, big lump of salt".

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