Toronto is still reeling from the mass shooting that happened on Danforth Avenue on Sunday night that left 2 young females dead and many more injured.
Today we’re starting to get a better idea of who the shooter was and how this could have possibly happened.
Toronto police are now saying that they were aware of him before the shooting happened.
The shooter has been identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, who police say was known to them before the mass shooting happened for “online activity.”
Police do not say what this “online activity” was or how far in advance of the shooting they were aware of Hussain.
Police also executed a search warrant on Monday at an apartment in the Thorncliffe Park Drive area as part of their investigation.
According to Hussain’s family, he suffered from, “severe mental health challenges,” it is unclear if his mental health was in some way related to the “online activity” that put him on the police’s radar.
His family also said that they, “are utterly devastated by the incomprehensible news that our son was responsible for the senseless violence and loss of life that took place on the Danforth.”
Hussain was killed by a gunshot wound according to police but it is still unknown if this was self-inflicted or if police were the ones that killed him.
The motive for the mass shooting remains unknown at this point.