No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack

No motive yet for Toronto shooting

Toronto shooter’s neighbors knew nothing of mental illness

Nearly three days after two people were shot and killed in Toronto, and after local authorities said their killings had nothing to do with terrorism, ISIS has claimed credit for the attack.

The statement says the Sunday evening attack in Toronto's Greektown neighborhood had been carried out in response to Islamic State's call on its followers to target citizens of countries participating in a USA -led alliance fighting the radical militia.

Saunders said in a statement that Toronto Police "have received assistance from law enforcement partners at every level and I have been updated regularly".

The office of Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale flatly stated there is "no national security nexus" to Hussain's attack.

As a shocked city was still learning about the circumstances that killed 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis, Hussain's family issued a statement offering a few details on their son. Family members of Faisal said that he had mental health issues for a long time after he faced a lot of distress in life with failures and problems, but they were anxious that their son had to face such a awful ending in his life.

Reacting to the "terrible tragedy" in the early hours of Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: "The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and fearless - and we'll be there to support you through this hard time". "We will mourn those who were lost for the rest of our lives", a statement from the Hussain family, quoted by Global News, read.

Farooq Hussain, known by neighbours to walk the area no matter the season, has had health problems of his own and recently underwent surgery, two neighbours said.

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According to a post-shooting story by CBS News, Canada tightened its gun laws after a 1989 mass shooting at a college campus that left 14 dead. "Canada also requires training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spousal notification and criminal record checks".

Councillors 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.

Meanwhile, Toronto Mayor John Tory cautioned against drawing any conclusions from information circulating on social media. It passed on a 41-4 vote.

The madman who opened fire on a busy Toronto street used a semi-automatic handgun that he obtained in the United States from a "gang-related source", according to a report. Thirteen people were also injured in the shooting, some with potentially life-altering injuries. He was very lucky I think.

The suspect, armed with a handgun, opened fire at 10 pm EDT on Sunday on a stretch of Danforth Avenue filled with restaurants and family-friendly attractions in the city's Greektown neighborhood, the SIU said. She was preparing to study nursing at Hamilton's McMaster University this fall. "I've just thought about being more vigilant with keeping an eye on my surroundings".

Ontario's police watchdog agency said there was an exchange of shots between the attacker and two officers on a side street before the gunman was found dead.

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