While it was known that Hussain had suffered gunshot wounds, police had not previously confirmed if they were self-inflicted or from the police. It has now been confirmed that the trigger was pulled by Hussain himself.
Danforth shooter Faisal Hussain died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police source tells CBC News.— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) July 25, 2018
The shooter did engage in gunfire with the police prior to being found dead on the scene. The mass shooting has left two people dead, not including Hussain himself, and leaving 13 others victims injured.
The police have also confirmed that Hussain was not on their radar as a gang member in the city. During their search of his home, the police found a large amount of ammunition for weapons, including a high-capacity magazine for an AK style rifle.
Police source tells CBC News Danforth shooter Faisal Hussain was not on Toronto police's radar as a gang member. Source says a large amount of ammunition was seized from his apartment, including a high-capacity magazine for an AK-style rifle.— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) July 25, 2018
Police had announced earlier that Hussain was known to the police prior to the shooting. He was known for "online activity" though it's still unknown the specifics of what that activity was.
The Hussain family made a statement after the shooting to explain who their son was and to apologize for his actions. They also explained Faisal's long battle with mental illness, specifically depression and psychosis, for his entire life.
Statement from the family of alleged Toronto gunman, Faisal Hussain: pic.twitter.com/j9V6EOf73e— CTV News (@CTVNews) July 23, 2018
Friends of the shooter revealed that they could not believe the news and that they had never seen Hussain in that way before. One of his high school teachers has also spoken to the media and said that Hussain seemed troubled almost 10 years ago.
The investigation is ongoing but Torontonians have been standing with the Danforth after Sunday's shooting.