Paramedics said numerous victims, including a child, had been rushed to trauma centres, however, there was no immediate word on their conditions. A section of Danforth Avenue remained closed on Monday morning. The gunman shot 14 people, leaving two dead and the rest injured.
A video taken by a witness showed a man dressed all in black walking quickly down a sidewalk and firing three shots into at least one shop or restaurant.
The motive for the attack is now unknown, however police confirmed the shooter died following an exchange of gunfire with officers.
Officers, firefighters, and paramedics flooded into the area following the shooting and tactical officers were also spotted placing markers over shell casings.
A bomb disposal robot is seen deployed inside the police cordon near the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto on July 23, 2018.
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Police Chief Mark Saunders said the shooting on Sunday night in the city's bustling Greektown neighbourhood was not random and he did not rule out terrorism as a motive.
Toronto Mayor John Tory told reporters that the city has a gun problem and guns were too readily available to too many people.
Another witness told the CBC News that she was at Christina's restaurant with her family when they heard shots and were asked to run into the restaurant. He said, "When we can provide more information we definitely will, but right now it's important we don't speculate".
Officials are urging any witnesses to come forward and for anyone who may have security video or dashcam video to contact police. Toronto Councilor Paula Fletcher said during the council meeting that the attack was "not gang related" and said the gunman was shooting "indiscriminately" into restaurants and into a park.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his sympathy for the victims, and hoped for a full recovery of those who were injured.
'We started to hear people scream out front, ' Steinhauer said.