Family identifies second man as Nik Pripyat, a teen who died as he tried to shield his sister
Two men killed in Toronto shooting on Sunday identified
The two men killed in Toronto’s second mass shooting in eight days were each 21 years old, the Toronto Star has reported.
In a text message, the family of Nik Pripyat said he died a hero on Sunday morning as he shielded his sister from the bullets. His 17-year-old sister was unharmed.
Police are still searching for a shooter who opened fire inside an east end bar in Toronto on Sunday.
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Officials have not identified the victims at this time, but the Star reported that one of the men was a black male, the other was a white male.
The Toronto Sun also reported that one of the victims was 18 years old.
Police have not given any possible motive for the shooting, which took place during the early morning hours.
“We have no idea what this is about,” police spokesperson Jason Lorenz told reporters.
He said officers responded to a shots fired call, and found two male victims with gunshot wounds.
Emergency crews pronounced both men dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
Toronto’s deadliest mass shooting took place on August 18 at the Danforth cultural district, in the city’s Greektown neighborhood. A gunman allegedly walked onto the popular food street and opened fire in broad daylight. Twelve people were killed and 10 more were wounded.