Police: Shots fired at Canada shopping mall, 1 dead

TORONTO (AP) -- One person is dead and eight others are injured after a gunman opened fire in a busy food court in one of Canada's busiest malls.

Some of the injuries came when people were trampled on and pushed. A Toronto police spokesman says two people are in critical condition.

Witnesses say multiple shots were fired in the food court in the downtown Eaton Centre and that hundreds of panicked shoppers sprinted for the exits. The mall was evacuated.

Toronto Blue Jays baseball player Brett Lawrie tweeted that he sprinted out of the mall after hearing the shots.

The suspect has not been apprehended.

The Eaton Centre is a busy shopping area in Canada's largest city and is popular with tourists.


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