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Gunman kills 1, injures 7 at Eaton Centre

TORONTO -- A gunman fired shots in a crowded food court in one of Canada's busiest malls Saturday, killing a man and injuring seven others, police said.

Police constable Victor Kwong said the 25-year-old man died at the scene in the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto.

He said two of the shooting victims were in critical condition, including a 13-year-old boy.

Two people were trampled and pushed, including a pregnant woman who went into labor, he said. The suspect had not been apprehended, he said.

Police Chief Bill Blair called it a targeted shooting against one individual; the others were innocent bystanders.

Witnesses said multiple shots were fired in the mall's food court and that hundreds of panicked shoppers sprinted for the exits. The mall was evacuated. Swarms of people watched from outside as an injured man with visible bullet wounds was wheeled out on a stretcher.

Toronto Blue Jays baseball player Brett Lawrie tweeted that he sprinted out of the mall after hearing the shots.

Marcus Neves-Polonio, 19, was working in the food court when he saw a man pull out a gun and start firing. At least two people were on the ground, he said.

"All of a sudden a herd of people were just running toward us, a massive crowd of people screaming, running, freaking out," said Hannah Stewart, 21, a shopper.

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