5 individuals had been killed and one other individual was injured Sunday evening when a 73-year-old man opened hearth at a condominium constructing exterior of Toronto, authorities mentioned.
Investigators mentioned there was a protracted working dispute between the gunman, recognized as Francesco Velli, and apartment board members, however Chief James MacSween of the York Regional Police mentioned police are nonetheless investigating the motive.
“Three victims had been members of the condominium board,” Chief James MacSween of the York Regional Police mentioned at a information convention Monday.
Police had been initially known as to the scene about 7:20 p.m. Sunday in response to a report of a gunman who had shot a number of individuals at a constructing in Vaughan, a metropolis simply north of Toronto, in accordance with a York Regional Police information launch.
“When police arrived, an interplay occurred between the officers and a male topic and the topic was shot,” police wrote within the launch.
The shooter was pronounced useless on the scene, in accordance with police.
Officers discovered a “horrendous scene the place quite a few victims had been deceased,” MacSween mentioned.
Officers discovered 5 individuals useless and one other affected by at the least one gunshot wound. The survivor, a 66-year-old lady, was taken to a hospital and was anticipated to outlive, in accordance with police.
Ontario’s Particular Investigations Unit spokesperson Kristy Denette mentioned police discovered the victims on totally different flooring.
Resident John Santoro mentioned police went ground to ground to attempt to discover out if anyone else was concerned.
“After I opened my door, police had been within the hall. There have been two officers proper exterior my door within the elevator foyer,” he mentioned.
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Investigators mentioned Velli lengthy claimed vibrations and emissions from the constructing’s electrical room had been making him sick, and that board members and the constructing’s developer had been in charge, courtroom paperwork present.
Mass shootings are uncommon in Canada, and Toronto has lengthy prided itself as being one of many world’s most secure massive cities.
“All people is horrified,” Vaughan Mayor Steven Del Duca mentioned. “To get up to this information this morning or see it final evening, we’re in absolute shock. … That is one thing I by no means thought I’d see right here.”
Contributing: The Related Press
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