The family of a man responsible for a deadly shooting rampage in Toronto’s Greektown says their son was suffering from severe mental health challenges, including psychosis and depression his entire life.
Ontario’s police watchdog identified the man as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain from Toronto. He was found dead, with a gunshot wound, after exchanging fire with officers during the incident on Danforth Avenue on Sunday night.
Hussain’s family issued a statement expressing their devastation at the incident, calling it “senseless violence.”
They say doctors’ efforts to help their son were unsuccessful. The family says it never imagined “this would be his devastating and destructive end.”
The family says it is speaking out to express its deepest condolences to the families of those affected by their son’s “horrific actions.”
An 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl were killed and 13 others were injured in the shooting.