Five killed, one injured in mass shooting near Toronto, police say

(TORONTO) — Five people are dead after a 73-year-old gunman opened fire on Sunday at a condo building in a suburb near Toronto, police said on Monday.

Another victim was injured in the shooting in Vaughan, a city north of Toronto, according to York Regional Police.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the victims and their families,” Chief MacSween said at the scene, according to a statement released Monday.

Officers arriving at the scene had an “interaction” with the alleged gunman, who was shot and killed at the condo building, police said.

The Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, which joined the probe because it involved police shooting the suspect, described the gunman as 73 years old but provided no other details on the suspect’s identity or motive.

The York Regional Police Department has scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon to update the public on the investigation.

“Residents of the building who had been evacuated are now able to return to their homes,” York police said on Twitter. “We thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked to ensure safety and preserve evidence.”

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