I’ve been watching the news for the last hour or so because there was a shooting inside the Eatons Center Mall here in Toronto. It happened at approximately 6:30 pm in the North Food Court and at this time it looks like perhaps three people have been shot.
It looks just crazy downtown. Everyone has been evacuated from the mall but there were large crowds outside everywhere and of course the media started closing in too. They still don’t know if the shooter is still inside the mall or if he’s in the crowd that exited the mall.
I’ve lived in Toronto for over 25 years and I’ve never seen anything like this. Oh yes I have – on an episode of Flashpoint, but that wasn’t real!
When I first moved to Toronto I worked in the jewelery trade – which for the most part is located right across from the mall, so this area feels very familiar to me. Almost like a home base since that’s where my business was and since my sister still has her business across from the mall.
Now the news is saying that they have an unofficial source that says there might be up to 6 victims. I hope that’s wrong!