In the wake of the tragic shooting in Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood Sunday night, the community is creating memorials and fundraisers to help the victims.
— Mary Fragedakis (@mfragedakis) July 23, 2018
The shooting left two people dead and 13 others injured. It happened near Logan and Danforth avenues, just after 10 p.m.
A 29-year-old man opened fire, shooting at groups of people as he went along Danforth Avenue. An 18-year-old woman — Reese Fallon — and a 10-year-old girl were killed.
During the horrific incident, community members were quick to help each other, and first responders were quickly on scene. The help and tributes continue to pour in …
The @TourCNTower as seen from the @globalnewsto harbour camera moments ago. The tower is lit blue and white in support of #Toronto‘s #Danforth community and those who have been affected by the shooting yesterday night. pic.twitter.com/sCaeWbop4u
— Nick Westoll (@NWestoll) July 24, 2018
On Monday, a chalkboard memorial was created by a garden area near Logan and Danforth. It is filled with flowers, posters and supportive messages of hope.
Another memorial was started on Bain Avenue, along the sidewalk going north on Logan Avenue by neighbourhood resident Jeannette Dowson.
Dowson told Global News the idea came to her late Sunday night. Her hope is to have a supportive message written on every segment of sidewalk up until Danforth Avenue.
— Councillor Paula Fletcher (@FletcherWard30) July 23, 2018
Monday night there was a prayer gathering at Calvary Church of Toronto.
A vigil is also being planned for the near future.