Toronto’s Yorkdale mall opening today after shots fired during altercation

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TORONTO — A bustling Toronto mall that was the scene of an altercation where shots were fired Thursday afternoon will be opening this morning.

Panic erupted at Yorkdale Shopping Centre just before 3 p.m. when the shots rang out in the southeast corner of the mall, but no one was injured in the incident.

The mall was evacuated for the police investigation.

Toronto police say no arrests have been made and they were searching for multiple suspects.

Police say there was an altercation between two groups of men and, at some point, one of them discharged a firearm at least twice.

They say the suspects fled the mall on foot, noting that the two groups were made up of at least three men each.

The incident is the latest in a string of high-profile shootings in the city this year.

In July, two people were killed in a rampage in Toronto’s Greektown, while a month earlier two young girls were wounded in a shooting at a playground, and days later a woman on her way home from a funeral died in a drive-by shooting police called indicative of a “street gang subculture.”

The Canadian Press

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