One dead, 13 injured in Toronto shooting

One woman has died and at least 13 others, including a child, were injured after being shot outside a restaurant in the Canadian city of Toronto.

The shooting happened just after 10pm Sunday, local time, when police were called to reports of shots being fired in the Greektown area.

Witnesses told the Toronto Star a man dressed in black had fired a gun multiple times, some estimating that he fired up to 20 shots.

Police said that a young girl is among the 14 people shot. She is said to be critically injured.

They also confirmed the gunman is dead.

Global News quoted an unnamed source as saying that the gunman had shot at police before shooting himself but this has not been confirmed by police.

The injured have been taken to various hospitals and an unconfirmed number of people are being treated at the scene.

Several blocks have been cordoned off.

Toronto police chief Mark Saunders said: “Now we have other than the shooter we have a young lady that is deceased right now and we have a young girl I believe eight or nine years old that is in critical.

“We are looking at all possible motives… and not closing any doors.”

Image: People leave an area taped off by the police near the scene of the shooting

Toronto councillor Paula Fletcher said the gunman was “disturbed” and the shooting was not gang related.

Jody Steinhauer told CBC News she was at a restaurant with her family when she heard what sounded like 10 to 15 blasts of firecrackers.

She said she was told to run to the back of the restaurant, adding: “We started to hear people scream out front.”

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