Terror in Toronto: Muslim terrorist opens fire into a restaurant leaving 2 killed, 13 injured
A Muslim terrorist opened fire on a restaurant in Toronto in a mass shooting that left two dead and 13 injured, before he too was eliminated.
Witnesses say that the bearded terrorist, dressed all in black, opened fire in Greektown on Danforth, a popular area of the city full of restaurants and stores, at around 10pm on Sunday evening. Between 15 and 20 gunshots were heard.
Police have confirmed that the terrorist was eliminated in a police shootout.
A cellphone video, which appears to have been shot by someone in an apartment above the street, appeared to capture the terrorist, in a black hoodie, walking down the street. Suddenly he turned as he passed by what appeared to be a store or restaurant front, whipped out his gun and opened fire.
Three gunshots were heard before the person filming quickly pulled back in and stopped the video.
The terrorist, who was armed with a handgun, hit at least 14 victims, murdering a young woman. The woman died in hospital after succumbing to her injuries.
Several other victims reportedly suffered ‘significant injuries’.
A young girl, 9, was taken to a pediatric trauma center and is in a critical condition, police said. While six of his victims were rushed to a trauma center. At least two others were taken to hospital.
Toronto Police Chief confirmed the terrorist was eliminated in ‘an exchange of gunfire’ with the police.
He said police are still looking for a ‘motive’ behind the terror attack.
The Muslim terrorist who opened fire into a Toronto restaurant, murdered 10 year-old girl and a 18-year-old woman and wounded 13 others, has been identified as 29-year-old Pakistani-Canadian Faisal Hussain.
The Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said it was releasing his name due to ‘exceptional circumstances’, calling the terror attack ‘tragic incident’.
According to the SIU, the Muslim terrorist was tracked by officers to Bowden Street during the shooting attack.
“An exchange of gunfire” then took place, before the terrorist fled. He was found dead about 100m away on Danforth Avenue.
In a statement released to media outlets, Hussain’s family said their son suffered from serious ‘mental health challenges’.
Sources say police in Toronto and CSIS officials in Ottawa, as well as the RCMP, are looking into his past which sources say include his residence in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Hussain apparently had been spoken-to by authorities about his online activities. Sources say Toronto Police, the OPP and the RCMP have all had an interest in the now-eliminated Jihadist.
What law enforcement is saying is that the terror attack was planned, and Hussain was “well known to Toronto Police” for investigations into past crimes “involving weapons and violence.”
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the shooting in Toronto on Sunday in which a Muslim terrorist murdered two girls and wounded 13, the terror group’s AMAQ news agency said on Wednesday.
The Muslim terrorist “was a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the attack in response to calls to target the citizens of the coalition countries,” a statement by the terror group said.