3 Jun 2012

One killed, six wounded in Toronto mall shooting

5:08 pm on 3 June 2012

Canadian police say a man has been killed and two were critically wounded in a shooting at Toronto's main downtown mall.

Seven people in total were shot or grazed, while a pregnant woman was knocked down in the melee that followed and went into labour.

A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 13-year-old boy has been seriously injured.

Police say the shooter is still at large.

The shooting happened in the food court of the Eaton Centre, one of the city's top tourist destinations.

Some witnesses interviewed by local television stations said they heard more than half a dozen shots, which triggered a stampede to flee the area.