Canada Sees No Evidence Toronto Shooting Linked to Broader Terrorism

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A woman visits growing memorial in Toronto near where a gunman shot 15 people, killing a woman and a child.

A woman visits growing memorial in Toronto near where a gunman shot 15 people, killing a woman and a child.


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Richard Lautens/Zuma Press

TORONTO—Canada’s Public Safety Minister

Ralph Goodale

said Tuesday there was no evidence that a Toronto shooting on Sunday night was linked to a broader national-security threat such as terrorism.

“At this stage of the investigation, on the basis of everything that’s known at the moment…there is no national-security connection between this individual and any other national-security issue,” Mr. Goodale said.

Canadian authorities on Monday identified Faisal Hussain as the gunman in the Toronto mass shooting Sunday. Mr. Hussain, who died after a shootout with police, shot 15 people, killing an 18-year-old-woman and a 10-year-old girl. His family said he suffered from severe mental-health challenges.

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