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Muslim Community Condemns Toronto Shooting After Suspect Identified As Canadian Muslim

In a statement Monday, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Canada condemned the horrific mass shooting in Toronto Sunday night that left 13 people injured and two dead, including a 10-year-old girl and a 18-year-old woman, after the shooter was identified as a Canadian Muslim.

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama at Canada is saddened to learn of the shooting that took place late night on July 22nd, it is reported that a 29-year-old man opened fire on people sitting at cafes, restaurants, and bars, at Greektown,” the statement reads.

“We are shocked at the senseless violence that took place in Danforth, in which a child and young woman were killed, and many others injured, after a lone gunman opened fired,” said the group’s national president Lal Khan Malik. “Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this abhorrent incident.”

After the shooter (whose name is being withheld per Daily Wire policy on identifying mass shooters) opened fire on dozens of innocent people, he reportedly turned the gun on himself and took his own life.

The parents of the suspect have since issued a statement expressing their “deepest condolences” to the families suffering because of their son’s “horrific actions.” Their son, they say, suffered from deep psychological issues.

“We are at a terrible loss for words but we must speak out to express our deepest condolences to the families who are now suffering on account of our son’s horrific actions,” the family said in a statement reported by The Star Monday. “We are utterly devastated by the incomprehensible news that our son was responsible for the senseless violence and loss of life that took place on the Danforth.”

The family said that they repeatedly sought professional help to treat their son’s psychological issues but therapy and medication failed to effectively treat him. “While we did our best to seek help for him throughout his life of struggle and pain, we could never imagine that this would be his devastating and destructive end,” they said.

Police say they are still investigating a motive for the mass shooting. “We do not know why this has happened yet,” Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters Monday. “It’s going to take some time.”

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