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Two killed, 19 wounded in Toronto party shooting

Aaron Vincent Elkaim / The Canadian Press via AP

Pedestrians look on near the scene of a shooting in Toronto early on July 17, 2012, that left at least 19 people injured and two dead. The shooting took place after an altercation at an outdoor barbecue.

 

Aaron Vincent Elkaim / The Canadian Press via AP

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair speaks to media near the scene early Tuesday.

Alastair Jamieson of NBCNews.com reports — Two people have died and at least 19 others were wounded in a shooting at a block party in the eastern Toronto suburb of Scarborough Monday night, according to Canadian media reports.

Toronto police Chief Bill Blair told CBC that a teenage girl and a man aged about 20 had been killed in the violence shortly before 11 p.m. ET Monday.

"I've been a cop for 35 years, this is the worst incidence of gun violence in my memory anywhere in North America," Blair said. Read the full story.

Mark Blinch / Reuters

A man watches on at a crime scene following a shooting in Scarborough, a suburb in east Toronto, on July 17, 2012.

Mark Blinch / Reuters

A woman sits on the curb wearing handcuffs following a shooting in Scarborough on July 17, 2012.

Mark Blinch / Reuters

The shooting raised fresh fears of a rise in gun crime in Canada's largest city.