Mayor Says He's "Shocked and Disgusted" by Shooting
The shooting at a community barbecue is making waves throughout Toronto with reaction pouring in from the Mayor and city councillors.
Mayor Ford has released a statement:
I am shocked and disgusted by this senseless act of violence. I want to make sure residents rest assured that this horrific, criminal behaviour will not be tolerated in our city. On behalf of all Toronto residents, I extend my thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and friends.
City councillor Adam Vaughan has also voiced his outrage over this violent shooting. He was a guest on Newstalk 1010 saying, "This is beyond shocking. We have a situation that must be addressed in this city and it requires all hands on deck. Our hearts go out, but our heads have to turn to how do we deal with this? This is a pattern that is becoming too dangerous and absolutely unacceptable."
He continued, "We cannot continue to create a city that creates this kind of violence. We have got to simply do more than talk tough to criminals, we have to go to fix the problems in the neighbourhoods where these things occur and we have to do it now."