Gun used in Toronto shooting likely came from U.S.

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Mayor John Tory has also questioned why anybody would need a gun in Toronto and said he supported a motion urging the federal government to ban the sale of handguns in Toronto. Servers and fellow patrons provided first aid and held her hand until paramedics arrived, he said. Hussain died from a gunshot wound, but it's unclear if a police officer shot him or he shot himself. "A lot of people here are afraid of my dog, but he wasn't".

Canadian crime expert Steve Ryan told network CTV that video showing the way Hussain held his gun while calmly aiming and firing suggests he had firearms training. His lanky body was clad in black.

He said efforts to combat stigma have made a noticeable impact in recent years, prompting more people to speak openly about their struggles and seek help if needed.

"He threatened to cut me and my partner's throat", he said.

Before that, Canada had not had a mass shooting since January 22, 2016, when a 17-year-old student shot and killed two people at a residence in La Loche, Saskatchewan, before continuing his rampage at La Loche Community School, killing a teacher and an assistant, and wounding several others.

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Rushing to the scene, police exchanged fire with the gunman, who was found dead in an alleyway. Her children visit the area almost every night, she said, adding she's grieving for the families of those killed.

Toronto police have said that about half of the guns used for criminal activity have at some point been purchased from people who bought them legally in Canada, while the other half were smuggled in from the United States.

"As far as we're aware at this stage based on the state of the investigation, which by the way is led by the Toronto Police Service, there is no connection between that individual [shooter Faisal Hussain] and national security", Goodale told reporters Tuesday. "We are utterly devastated by the incomprehensible news that our son was responsible for the senseless violence and loss of life that took place", the family said. "We will mourn those who were lost for the rest of our lives", a statement from the Hussain family, quoted by Global News, read.

Tuesday, the family released a photo of Hussain, dressed in a shirt and tie with a sweater overtop and polished dress shoes. His family has said his mental-health conditions did not respond to treatment.

The National Post spoke with a friend of Hussain who said he showed no interest in religion.

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"He had a million-dollar smile, and he was very upbeat and happy whenever I saw him".

Her family is asking for privacy while they grieve. The interventions of professionals was unsuccessful.

On Monday, outside of the Thorncliffe Park apartment building, little kids ran on the grass, women gathered in groups to talk, and men stared at the building, trying to comprehend how, or why, a neighbor would do something so horrific.

According to The Toronto Star, a former teacher at Victoria Park Collegiate recalled Hussain once saying that it would be "cool to kill someone".

Gun violence is nearly unheard of in the area and in Toronto.

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