Canadian officials have identified the man responsible for a mass shooting in Toronto as Faisal Hussain.
The 29-year-old Toronto resident is suspected of firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes in the city’s Greektown district on Sunday night local time, killing two people and injuring 13.
Those killed were a 10-year-old girl and student Reese Fallon, 18.
Ms Fallon had recently graduated high school and was volunteering for Canada’s Liberal party before starting university, where she was to train as a nurse.
Local politician Nathaniel Erskine-Smith said her family was “devastated” and had described her as being “smart, passionate and full of energy”.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise money for a scholarship in her honour.
The thirteen people injured – seven males and six females – remain in hospital.
Hussain died after exchanging gunfire with police officers at the scene.
It is not clear whether he killed himself or whether he was shot by police, with Toronto police chief Mark Saunders saying: “He received a gunshot wound, but I’m not going to expand on that”.
The motive behind the shooting has not been established and police have said they will not speculate.
However, Hussain’s family members said he had been mentally ill for much of his life.
In a statement, the family said he “had severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression”.
They added that they had been “utterly devastated by the incomprehensible news” and their “hearts are in pieces for the victims”.
“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.”
The shooting comes a few months after a man drove a van into pedestrians on a Toronto pavement, killing 10 people and injuring 14.