2nd victim dies days after Eaton Centre shooting

A man has succumbed to injuries he suffered during the deadly food court shooting that took place in Toronto's Eaton Centre on June 2.
Toronto police are seen setting up a perimeter outside the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto, following a shooting on June 2. (Victor Biro/Canadian Press)

A man has succumbed to injuries he suffered during the deadly food court shooting that took place in Toronto's Eaton Centre on June 2.

Toronto police say 22-year-old Nixon Nirmalendran died Monday evening. Police previously said he had suffered "multiple gunshot wounds" in the food court attack.

The shooting, which occurred on a Saturday night when the mall and the north-end food court was packed with shoppers, also claimed the life of 24-year-old Ahmed Hassan.

Police have alleged that Hassan, the shooter and Nirmalendran, were members of the same gang. However, investigators do not believe the shooting at the Eaton Centre was gang-motivated.

Five other people survived gunshot injuries, including a 13-year-old boy who was wounded in the head.  The teen was released from hospital on Sunday.

Police have charged Christopher Husbands, 23, of Toronto, with one count of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder.

Husbands turned himself in to police in the early hours of June 4. Police announced the charges against him hours later.