Everyone has an opinion. For now I will hold mine. Questions do arise though - what type of guns were used? If they were handguns, as seems likely, what was their source? Were they stolen from private collectors or smuggled into the country (or, I suppose, in theory owned by properly licenced owners who went on a rampage -- most unlikely -- licenced handgun owners in Canada have an extremely low rate of firearms misuse)?
A teenage girl and a man in his early 20s are dead and 19 people wounded after bullets flew at a large barbecue party in Scarborough.
“This is the worst incident of gun violence anywhere in North America. It’s very shocking. A lot of innocent people were injured tonight,” Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said at the scene, his voice wavering.
“Tonight’s event is unprecedented. It’s going to be shocking to everyone in Toronto, to everyone in Canada.”
A suspect was hospitalized and is in police custody, Blair said, addressing the media early Tuesday morning. Police are still looking for other suspects.
Hundreds of young people were outdoors at the barbecue outside 193 Danzig St. when gunfire broke out just before 11 p.m. Monday.
Police say the 21 victims, one a toddler under 3, were rushed to emergency rooms across the city.