Today we in Toronto joined a club, I did not ever want to be a part of. I know it is still fresh and the investigation is just getting started but the cynic in me thinks this was a deliberate act.
This afternoon a van plowed into multiple pedestrians on the sidewalk. At last count, 10 people are dead and 15 are injured.
My Aunt initially brought it to my attention via our family group chat by telling us her youngest daughter was not involved but had been in the area just before it happened.
Its a scary thought how much life can change in an instance. This is absolutely heart breaking.
My thoughts and prayers are with all affected.
I am horrified.
We have had 3 deadly shootings in as many nights. 😦
More importantly, when will it end.
Let’s pray tonight is uneventful.
Police have charged a man in connection with Monday’s shooting.
A man has turned himself into police related to Tuesday’s shooting. Turns out it was the victim’s brother.
The third shooting was in a playground at 1 am Thursday morning.
I am not sure if I should be relieved or alarmed that these 3 incidents are not believed to be related.
This morning (after Jillian ;)) I turned on CP24 a local 24 hour news station to read across the ticker that 2 people were shot and killed at a BBQ last night.
Sadly, I really didn’t think that much about it as gun violence is a little too common in Toronto. 😦 I figured it was two “gangbangers”. Not that that makes it acceptable, but it makes it a little more understandable.
I was wrong.
Watching the news this evening made me sad and angry. What I didn’t realize this morning was that 23 others were injured including 22 month old.
Gone are 2
people kids who could should have had a bright future.
One was a 14-year-old girl; same age as Princess. I can’t … I can’t even imagine what her family is going through.
The other was a 23-year-old man who wanted to become a police officer. From the news he seemed like an upstanding member of society.
My heart goes out to the families of the departed. I will keep them in my prayers.
There is talk of retaliation. 😦
I am reminded of Gandhi’s quote; “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
This madness needs to end.
This city needs to get back to being “Toronto the Good”.