PH condoles with Toronto shooting victims

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora

July 24, 2018, 2:17 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), has expressed sympathy to the families of the two persons who were killed in a shooting incident in Toronto on Sunday that also left at least 13 others wounded.

“We send our sympathies to the families who lost loved ones in the tragedy in Toronto on Sunday,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement.

“We also pray for the immediate recovery of those wounded,” he added.

According to Consul General to Toronto Rosalita Prospero, the shooting was carried out by 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, who opened fire at several restaurants along Danforth Ave. in Toronto at about 10 p.m.

Hussain was reported to have died from a gunshot wound after exchanging fire with responding police officers.

Meanwhile, the DFA said the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is in touch with local authorities and has reported that none of the 400,000 members of the Filipino community was among those killed or wounded in the incident. (PNA)