- Title: Toronto's Danforth shooting victims sue gunmaker Smith & Wesson
- Date: 18th December 2019
- Summary: TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (FILE - JULY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING DURING VIGIL HELD AFTER SHOOTING
- Embargoed: 1st January 2020 02:08
- Keywords: Canada Danforth Smith & Wesson gunmaker lawsuit shooting
- Location: TORONTO, ONTARIO / UNKNOWN LOCATION, CANADA
- City: TORONTO, ONTARIO / UNKNOWN LOCATION, CANADA
- Country: Canada
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA002BAI5BNR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Families of victims of a deadly shooting in Toronto last year have filed a class action lawsuit against Smith & Wesson, alleging that the gun used in the rampage should have been equipped with smart technology that would have prevented it from being used.
A 10-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman were killed and 13 others wounded when a man opened fire on a bustling stretch of Danforth Avenue in downtown Toronto.
The suspect, who used a handgun in the shooting, was identified by the independent Special Investigations Unit (SIU) as Faisal Hussain, a 29-year-old Toronto resident. He was found dead shortly after the shooting, authorities said.
"This shooting never would have occurred. Reese would still be alive. The Kozis girl would still be alive and all these other people wouldn't be shot up and injured," Patrick McLeod, whose daughter Skye was injured as she ran to escape the gunfire.
Plaintiffs are seeking 150 million dollars in damages from the U.S. company.
(Production: Katharine Jackson)
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