Toronto mayor declares ‘war’ after another deadly shooting

A man was shot dead in Toronto yesterday, the Star reports, a day after a swarm of bullets took two lives and injured over 20 more. Mayor Rob Ford said “it’s time for us to declare war on these violent gangs“, according to the National Post.

The new murder victim was shot in a soccer field on Emmett Ave. near Jane St and Eglington Ave. W around 10 PM. It was the 29th homicide of the year in Toronto.

In response to the shooting on Monday night that claimed two lives, Mayor Ford said “It’s time to say ‘enough is enough.’ It is time to take action against the spineless cowards causing this violence.”

Police worry that retaliatory violence will spread, indicating that the Monday shooting was likely gang-related. A homicide detective urged anyone with information to call him at 416-808-7405.

Mayor Ford said “We must use every legal means to make life for these thugs miserable, to put them behind bars, or to run them out of town. We will not rest until being a gang member is a miserable, undesirable life.”


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