Motive unknown. The family says he had long-standing mental illness.
Via Toronto Star:
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has identified the suspected shooter in the Danforth Ave. rampage that killed two and injured more than a dozen late Sunday as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto.
According to police and witness accounts, a gunman fired upon groups of people as they were enjoying a night out in the Greektown neighbourhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and a 18-year-old woman.
In video posted to social media, he could be seen firing a handgun into a storefront near Danforth and Chester Aves.
The gunman was later killed following an exchange of gunfire with police, according to the SIU.
The provincial police watchdog released Hussain’s identity in a statement after speaking with a member of his family.
“Due to the exceptional circumstances of this tragic incident and the public interest in knowing the man’s identity, the SIU is identifying the man as Faisal Hussain of Toronto,” the statement read.
Of the 15 victims shot in the rampage, eight were female. The victims range in age from 10 to 59 years old, police said. […]
Police would not speculate on a motive for the shooting.
“I can’t speak to what was in the individual’s mind,” said lead investigator Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne.
Police would say nothing more about the shooter, as his death is now under the mandate of the SIU.
“He received a gunshot wound, but I’m not going to expand on that,” Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders said at the news conference.