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Five shot dead by gunman in condo attack in Toronto, Canada

The gunman was shot dead by police officers responding at the scene in Vaughan, Ontario, said Chief James MacSween of York regional police

Police stand in the lobby of a condominium building following a shooting in Vaughan, Ontario, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Authorities said multiple people were shot and killed in a unit of the building in the Toronto suburb and the gunman was killed by police. (Arlyn McAdorey/The Canadian Press via AP)© AP

Shweta SharmaUK Independent

Five people were shot dead and one person injured in a condominium unit in the suburbs of Toronto in Canada after a gunman opened fire, authorities said late on Sunday local time.

The gunman was shot dead by police officers responding at the scene in Vaughan, Ontario, said Chief James MacSween of York regional police.

“Six deceased. One of them is the subject. The other five are victims,” Mr MacSween said.

The seventh person who was injured in the attack was taken to hospital and expected to survive.

An ambulance is parked outside the lobby of a condominium building following a fatal shooting in Vaughan, Ontario

Police said they responded to an active shooter call around 7.20pm local time on Sunday at a building on Jane Street, just north of Rutherford Road.

“Once the officers arrived, they were met with… a horrendous scene where numerous victims were deceased,” chief MacSween said.

It is not known if the shooter, who is yet to be identified, was a resident of the building.

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the incident.

Mass shootings are rare in Canada and the Ontario capital Toronto has taken pride in being one of the safest cities in the world.

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