Toronto gunman got weapon from 'gang-related source' in US

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A boy hands a"thank you card to a Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit officer in Toronto

In the meantime, police are also trying to figure out how Hussain managed to get his hands on the handgun he used to kill 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis, as well as injure 13 others. Thirteen other people suffered gunshot wounds that night.

"Julianna was a handsome, aspiring athlete who was in her third year in our sport", said the statement, which urged people to join them in sending thoughts and prayers to her family.

One neighbor said the Hussain family has been through tragedy in recent years.

A woman writes a message on a makeshift memorial remembering the victims of a shooting on Danforth Avenue, in Toronto.

But so should be his online activities, his work and his social life, not to mention his travel.

Yet if the truth is out there, and it may not be, it probably lies as it often does in the murky middle. But, as the Sun has reported, Hussain was visited by law enforcement over concerns of visiting pro-ISIL websites, as well as dealt with under the Mental Health Act by Toronto Police on several occasions for concerns of behaviour and violence.

The man accused of shooting 15 people and killing two on a busy, restaurant-filled Toronto street struggled with severe mental illness, his family said in a statement late on Monday as police sought a motive in the shooting spree.

"The people here are very friendly and it's a very loving community", said Marlene Julien.

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"You've heard me ask the question of why anybody would need to buy 10 or 20 guns, which they can lawfully do under the present laws", he continued.

The gunman was found dead on Sunday night after he exchanged gunfire with police and fled, though it remains unclear whether he killed himself or was killed by police.

"It is now illegal", CBS reports, "to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of rapid-fire weapon".

A day earlier, Canada's Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale had said: "There is no national security connection between this individual and any other national security issue".

Investigators searched the low-income apartment that Hussain shared with his parents and siblings on Thorncliffe Park Drive in the eastern part of the city, and removed boxes of potential evidence overnight. Sources say Toronto Police, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the RCMP have all had an interest in the now-deceased alleged shooter.

Where then does that leave those who wish to point to a cause or explanation for Hussain's actions, if only to confirm some belief or bias or fear of their own? The source added that Hussain "was fascinated with death and explosions". Does he probably know Muslim extremists? "The best risk factor for future violence is previous violence - whether one is mentally ill or not". Yeah, probably. Does he have access to guns from the guys in his neighbourhood?

"We're here to show that we're not scared and that we're going to pick ourselves up and the community up".

This undated photo of Faisal Hussain provided by his family. And that, for all the shades of grey that constitute the human animal, is now the ghastly central fact of his life.

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