Toronto restaurant shooting: Two men killed, eight injured

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shooting was “believed to be targeted” and occurred after hours of conflict between groups Two men were killed and eight people injured when gunfire erupted in a…

Toronto restaurant shooting: Two men killed, eight injured

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shooting was “believed to be targeted” and occurred after hours of conflict between groups

Two men were killed and eight people injured when gunfire erupted in a Toronto restaurant on Sunday, Toronto police say.

The incident, which lasted about six minutes, is being treated as a targeted attack.

Police believe it began when “a dispute erupted in the restaurant” before a gunfight took place.

Tensions between immigrant communities and police in Canada’s biggest city have been heightened by a string of deadly race-related incidents.

Police said they were called to Sunday’s shooting shortly after 17:30 local time.

GPS tracking of the vehicle involved later led police to arrest a 20-year-old man in connection with the shooting.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tensions between Canadian immigrant communities and police have been heightened by several high-profile shooting incidents

“Our thoughts are with the families of the individuals killed and injured in today’s incident,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory in a statement.

“Toronto is a safe city and we will not allow a few people to drive us apart.”

In 2015, an 18-year-old Toronto man was fatally shot outside a mosque during evening prayers.

In June 2017, two men were shot dead and a 13-year-old girl injured in a drive-by shooting in a north Toronto neighbourhood.

Several months later, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were shot dead after they left a neighbourhood party.

The driver of a van that ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in north Toronto on April 23, killing 10 people, has been charged with two counts of murder.

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