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article imageToronto Police update media on Eaton Centre shooting Special

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By KJ Mullins     Jun 3, 2012 in Crime
Toronto - Toronto Police held a press conference this afternoon at TPS Headquarters to update the media about the shooting yesterday at Eaton Centre that left one man dead and several others injured.
Acting Deputy Chief Jeff McGuire and Detective Sergeant Brian Borg spoke to reporters about the victims. At this time the suspect remains unnamed with no description. Borg said that the police believe that they know who the suspect is. They are not releasing any information about who is believed to be the single gunman as part of their investigation.
Seven people were shot yesterday evening at the shopping mall's food court, The Urban Eatery. One man, Ahmed Hassan, 24, was killed during the crime. Another man is in critical condition in hospital.
A 13-year-old boy who was visiting the city with his family, is battling for his life at Sick Kids Hospital. He was eating with his family at the food court at the time of the shooting. The victim is in critical but stable condition after being shot in the head.
Another woman was injured during the chaos that followed the shooting. The victim, a pregnant woman, is in hospital but reported to be doing well as is her unborn child.
Most of the other victims have been released from hospital.
Both the slain victim and another victim are thought to be the targets of the shooter. Borg said that the two victims have gang links. The police are working to determine if the shooting is gang related.
Mayor Rob Ford at police press conference on the Eaton Centre shooting
Mayor Rob Ford at police press conference on the Eaton Centre shooting
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Mayor Rob Ford was also at the conference. He said that the suspect will be apprehended and that Toronto is the safest city in the world.
The Eaton Centre remains closed Sunday as police complete their forensic investigation. It is thought that the mall will reopen on Monday.
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