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Title Title
Gunman kills two, injures 13, in Toronto shooting Gunman kills two, injures 13, in Toronto shooting
Summary Summary
Shooting happened in an area of Canada's biggest city Shooting happened in an area of Canada's biggest city
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Two people died after a <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/danforth-logan-shooting-1.4757409">shooting incident in the city of Toronto, Canada</a> (<em>CBC</em>) on Sunday July 22. An 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44919771"> shot dead in an apparently random attack</a> in the Greektown area. Another 13 people were  injured. Two people died after a <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/danforth-logan-shooting-1.4757409">shooting incident in the city of Toronto, Canada</a> (<em>CBC</em>) on Sunday July 22. An 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were<a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44919771"> shot dead in an apparently random attack</a> in the Greektown area. Another 13 people were  injured.
The gunman is also dead, either by his own hand or shot by police.  
Authorities are investigating possible motives for the attack. <a href="https://www.apnews.com/d6ba6a8b614e443b9698e6634e2b03f2/Man-firing-into-Toronto-cafes-shoots-14-people,-killing-2"> A statement from his family said</a> the shooter, Faisal Hussain, had a history of mental illness.  The gunman is also dead. Authorities are currently investigating possible motives for the attack. Toronto police chief <a href="https://www.apnews.com/d6ba6a8b614e443b9698e6634e2b03f2/Man-firing-into-Toronto-cafes-shoots-14-people,-killing-2">Mark Saunders said</a> the shooter, Faisal Hussain, had a history of mental illness.
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There has been a recent increase in gun violence in Canada's biggest city. The <a href="https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-one-dead-13-injured-gunman-killed-in-toronto-mass-shooting/"><em>Globe and Mail</em></a> news site reported that, prior to this weekend, there had been 220 shootings, which would make 2018 a record year if this rate continues. There was also a spike in shootings in 2005, described by some sections of the media as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Toronto#2005%E2%80%93present:_%22Year_of_the_Gun%22,_shootings_and_the_falling_murder_rate" rel="external nofollow">the “Year of the Gun.”</a> In response, over the weekend, Toronto police increased their presence around the city. There has been a recent increase in gun violence in Canada's biggest city. The <a href="https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-one-dead-13-injured-gunman-killed-in-toronto-mass-shooting/"><em>Globe and Mail</em></a> news site reported that, prior to this weekend, there had been 220 shootings, which would make 2018 a record year if this rate continues. There was also a spike in shootings in 2005, described by some sections of the media as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Toronto#2005%E2%80%93present:_%22Year_of_the_Gun%22,_shootings_and_the_falling_murder_rate" rel="external nofollow">the “Year of the Gun.”</a> In response, over the weekend, Toronto police increased their presence around the city.
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Canada Canada, Current Affairs, North America, Canada
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gun violence, Toronto gun violence, Toronto
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