Deadly shooting on Toronto avenue; one dead, 13 injured

Jul 23, 2018, 3:22 AM EDT

A gunman opened fire on a bustling Danforth Avenue in Toronto’s Greektown district leaving an eight-year-old girl dead and 13 others injured on Sunday before being killed in a retaliatory strike by the security agencies.

The authorities are yet to ascertain the motive behind the “despicable” act, which Mayor John Tory said was “evidence of a gun problem” in the city, writes the BBC.

Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, has seen a recent surge in deaths related to gun violence with 26 reported killed in shootings so far in 2018, which is 53 percent higher compared to the same period last year, notes Reuters.