Toronto shooting rampage leaves Canadians baffled

July 23, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Toronto mass shooting takes lives of 2 and injures 13


A horrible attack erupted in Toronto on Danforth Avenue on Sunday evening, when the area was swarming with people. According to Canadian media sources, a white man wearing a dark cap and dark clothing with a shoulder bag stopped on a pavement and pulled out a handgun. A lot of people were reportedly hurt in a cafe called the Demetres, while others were hit in the street as a result of the shooting.

Emergency services of Toronto were called out just after 02:00 GMT Monday. The place of the attack (Danforth Avenue) is popular with local people and was busy at the attack’s time. Numerous ambulances were sent to the scene, where police, firefighters and bystanders attended to a number of victims seen laying on the ground.

According to officials, 2 people were killed as a result of this attack. One victim’s death was reported soon after the attack and the second death announced on Monday morning. The first victim was a young woman, while the person critically injured in the attack is a girl of eight or nine. The gunman is also dead. Toronto police confirmed the gunman had been killed but gave no other details. 12 people were wounded and one of the injured is in a critical condition.

Sunday night’s attack came just several days after Toronto police began an anti-violence initiative that saw an additional 200 officers working the night shift in the city. Mayor Tory said the attack was ‘evidence of a gun problem’ in the city.



As a result of Toronto’s shooting two people were killed, a dozen was wounded, and a gunman is dead. ‘Heard something I never want to hear again in my life, 10 maybe 15-gun shots, spread out over what seemed like forever. People running down my street saying someone is shooting. Was thinking about a walk on Danforth changed mind 15 mins before. Praying for the injured.’ one of the witnesses writes.

Unfortunately, gun violence became a big problem in Canada. In Toronto has seen attacks increase dramatically in recent years. According to Police data, the number of shootings more than doubled for the last 3 years – from 177 to 395. The war against those crimes become an incredible challenge for law enforcement agencies. They should improve their usual methods and find new ways of struggling with such attacks.



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The applicability of iCognative extends to Law Enforcement, Border Security, Counter-terrorism etc. The main advantage of the technology is that it can easily determine if the information about a crime is stored in the suspect’s brain. iCognative is based on a simple test using a series of stimuli connected to the case. First of all, the test case needs to be built with facts related to the case, used as stimuli. Such information must be confidential, known only to investigative agencies and to the perpetrator.

In the case of Toronto’s shooting, iCognative can help to find out more details about the crime and how to prevent such attacks for the future. The test can be used with any person related to the crime (witnesses, suspects, victims). For example, for finding partners in the crime we can use name and photo of the gunman, the brand and picture of the weapon, the time and the date of the attack, along with other details that are confidential. This information will be flashed on the screen to suspect while the iCognative system collecting his brain responses to every stimulus. At the end of the test, the fully automated system with 99.9% accuracy will determine if the hidden information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.

By conducting the iCognative test on relevant persons of interest to the case, investigative agents can gather more facts about the attack and might be very well able to deter future attacks of similar kind. Besides, the use of the technology could help to prevent people from committing such crimes in the future if it would become an integral part of tools of law enforcement agencies. iCognative can save not only money and efforts of officials but also the lives of people.


Main Source:

Toronto SUN


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