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Two dead, 19 wounded in shooting at Toronto community barbecue, 3 trampled

A man is attended to on the scene and loaded onto a gurney for transport following a shooting that left 19 injured and two dead in Toronto late Monday, July 16, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Toronto Star - Rick Madonik
July 17, 2012 - 8:25 AM

TORONTO - Toronto police say two people are dead and 22 other people were hurt after gunfire broke out at a crowded outdoor barbecue in east end Toronto on Monday night.

Police say 19 people appear to have been wounded by gunfire and three more trampled as people fled the scene. More than 200 people were at the outdoor party.

Officials are preparing to provide an update later today.

Monday night's shooting came just weeks after a gunman opened fire in a crowded food court at Toronto's Eaton Centre. One man was killed instantly, another died of his injuries days later and several bystanders were sent to hospital.

As well, a man was gunned down at a cafe in Toronto's Little Italy on June 18.

And Jane Creba, 15, died after getting caught in the crossfire of a shootout between rival gangs through a crowd of Boxing Day shoppers on Yonge Street during the 2005 Christmas holiday.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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