Trudeau to attend funeral of Danforth shooting victim Reese Fallon
Julianna Kozis, 10, was also killed when a gunman fired on pedestrians and restaurant-goers
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join mourners at the funeral tomorrow morning for Reese Fallon, the 18-year-old woman who was one of two people killed in a shooting rampage last weekend in Toronto.
Trudeau is also expected to visit the Alexander the Great Parkette on the city's Danforth Avenue, where people have been laying flowers, cards and teddy bears since the July 22 shooting.
The prime minister's official itinerary says Trudeau will lay flowers at the parkette after attending a "private event" in the morning, which an official with the Prime Minister's Office confirmed is the funeral.
Tearful mourners paid tribute to Fallon at a public visitation held Sunday in an east Toronto funeral home.
My thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible tragedy on the Danforth last night in Toronto, and may the injured make a full recovery. The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave - and we’ll be there to support you through this difficult time.—@JustinTrudeau
She and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis were killed when a gunman opened fire on pedestrians and restaurant-goers on the Danforth. Another 13 people were injured in the shooting — some critically.
The gunman was found dead with a gunshot wound nearby after exchanging fire with police. Toronto police and Ontario's police watchdog are conducting concurrent investigations into the incident.