Toronto shooter's neighbors knew nothing of mental illness

Resident of the Danforth area mourn for the victims at the scene of last night shooting in Toronto Ontario on Monday. — AFP

Canadian police said on Wednesday that they had no evidence so far to support claims by the Islamic State militant group that it was responsible for a weekend shooting in Toronto that left two people dead and 13 wounded.

ISIL claimed the attack was in response to its calls to target citizens of the U.S-led coalition battling it. "They were trying to shoot us", Demircan said Thursday, his right elbow still covered with a bandage.

"While we did our best to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end", the family said. Even though there seems to be a full court press from some to deny links to possible terrorism or Jihad, sources say, law enforcement agencies are still working up a full profile of whatever they do find. It's unclear if Hussain was killed by an officer or if he died due to self inflicted gun shot wounds.

The shooter's family has released a statement saying he struggled with depression and psychosis his entire life, but none of the medications or therapies he tried managed to work.

Among those killed, was 18-year-old Reese Fallon, a recent high school graduate who volunteered for Canada's Liberal Party and was to attend McMaster University in the fall.

If mental illness is the main claim here, then did Hussain's doctor ever warn the family about his potential for violence?

Kozis was a synchronized swimmer who swam last season with the Markham Synchro Club as a 10 and under competitive athlete. The girl's photo and a memory book sat on a table inside Markham city hall, surrounded by delicate pink rose petals. We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. Parents pushed children in strollers, others brought their dogs.

In one video, the gunman can actually be seen firing into what looks like a restaurant from the sidewalk. A teen from the neighborhood played guitar, another sang.

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Thus the subject on the evening news became one of lack of funding of mental health and gun crime, painting the murderer himself as a victim with not even a hint of anger at the man who had declared war on a Toronto street of partygoers, killing two girls, 18 and 10. Wilson stood near her shop and sobbed, embracing people she knew. "I've just thought about being more vigilant with keeping an eye on my surroundings".

"He always was smiling", she said, adding that they lived in the same building in Thorncliffe Park, a 21-story gray building that's home to immigrants and Canadians alike.

Small acts of kindness were everywhere. One woman reported on Twitter that when she went to buy a coffee at a Starbucks in the neighborhood, someone had already put $100 on a gift card to be used by anyone coming in after him.

"I'll definitely be back", he said. But the motive may be elusive, as Hussain was also killed.

With a friend pulling him away and no time to think, Demircan says he ran away.

Kaitlyn Riordan, artistic director of "Shakespeare in the Ruff", said her initial reaction was "to be very afraid", and to stay indoors.

"It feels a little surreal".

Meanwhile, Toronto Mayor John Tory cautioned against drawing any conclusions from information circulating on social media.

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