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The Ontario SIU Just Released The Name Of The Danforth Shooter

We now know the identity of the Danforth shooter.

Toronto finally has an answer to what happened on the Danforth last night after a shooting left two dead and multiple seriously injured. 

READ ALSO: Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders Just Released Information On The 2 People Killed In The Danforth Shooting

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit, known as the SIU, have released the name of the shooter and how he suffered from a long history of mental health problems. 

Faisal Hussain's family have made a statement that they are "utterly devastated" by what happened. They have also confirmed that the man had been dealing with depression and psychosis his entire life. 

The Hussain's statement also sent out their greatest sympathies to the many families suffering from their son's "horrific" actions.

His family shared that medication and therapy were unable to help their son and that they could have never imaged that it would come to such a devastating end. They also said they did what they could to help him throughout his life. 

Hussain was 29-years old and died from a gunshot wound, though it is unclear if it was from police or self-inflicted. 

The SIU confirmed earlier today that they had obtained the weapon Hussain used during this tragic attack and that there was a post-mortem exam scheduled for Tuesday. 

Source: City News

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