A young woman killed in a shooting spree in Toronto’s Greektown has been identified as 18-year-old Reese Fallon.
Fallon’s family says in a statement that it is devastated and is asking for privacy.
The teen and a 10-year-old girl were killed in the Sunday night shooting that also left 13 people injured.
Police say the gunman was found dead in the area and investigators are working to determine what motivated the attack.
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith says Fallon was a local young Liberal who was “passionate and full of energy.”
“It is a huge loss,” he said in a statement.
Social media posts indicate Fallon had recently graduated from a neighbourhood high school in June. A photo posted on what appeared to be her father’s Facebook page indicated the teen was about to start studying nursing at Hamilton’s McMaster University in September.
“High school in the books … Next stop, Nursing at McMaster,” Doug Fallon wrote over a picture of his smiling daughter. “Congrats Reese … So proud!”
Sunday night’s incident took place along a stretch of Danforth Avenue, a street packed with independent businesses and surrounded by family homes and parks.
On Monday, the area was largely deserted as police combed through the neighbourhood, though some locals showed up to try and make sense of the violence.
“It’s like a small village for us,” said Valia Dsaliou, who works at a Greek-language radio station in the area. “This is something that we couldn’t even imagine would happen, but it happened. But we don’t know why or what all this is supposed to mean to us.”
Those answers did not immediately come from Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, who declined to comment on what prompted the attack.
“We do not know why this happened yet,” he said. “The investigation itself is very fluid, it is very new, it’s going to take some time.”