The sports world has come out in support of Toronto after a shooting in the east end of the city on Sunday night has left two dead and 13 injured.
Police have confirmed that two victims — an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl — have died after a lone gunman opened fire on a section of Danforth Avenue in the middle of Toronto’s Greektown.
Following the tragic events, tweets from athletes and sports teams from across Canada have poured in.
Prayers for everyone involved with the shooting in Toronto last night. This gun violence needs to stop man. We need more life, not less!
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) July 23, 2018
My heart is hurting after hearing about the Danforth shooting. My prayers go out to everyone affected, especially Reese’s family, I went to school with her and she was amazing and so sweet stay strong.
— Penny Oleksiak (@OleksiakPenny) July 23, 2018
— Gabrielle Daleman (@gabby_daleman) July 23, 2018
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) July 23, 2018
We need to be better #TorontoStrong
— Ashtone Morgan (@ashtone_m) July 23, 2018
Horrible news to wake up to about the shooting over in Danforth. Thoughts and prayers are firmly with the victims & their families today #TorontoStrong
— Ashton Sims (@ashtonsims26) July 23, 2018
Saddened to learn of the shooting last night on the Danforth or ‘Greek Town’ as we call it, a place we have frequented for years. It’s disturbing to see the gun violence coming out of what we have always considered a safe city to live in. Thoughts are w/ victims & families
— Trish Stratus (@trishstratuscom) July 23, 2018
Woke up shocked to hear what occurred on the Danforth last night only blocks away from my house. Sending good thoughts to everyone affected by this tragedy. #TorontoStrong
— Manuel Aparicio (@Manuaparicio34) July 23, 2018