*Update* Apparently, one of the shooting victims - a girl - has died. This is tragic and senseless and makes me want to beat my head against the wall. It will be a tossy turny night for thousands in Montreal. My deepest thoughts and condolences for this poor girl - who simply went to school today. ERGH. And to have no one to blame, no one to suffer for his crimes - is even more maddening. The coming days will be delicate. Keep the victims top of mind.
By now you have heard of the shooting at Dawson College today..a couple blocks from the radio station. It happened in the atrium area of the school around 12:45 - just as I was finished work and about 20 minutes before I was to be right in front of the school on my way home.
The downtown core is still a mess...students, bystanders and emergency crews everywhere. And there are still unconfirmed reports of dead and injured..though, I have heard one confirmed report of a death - and that is is likely the (or one of?) the shooters.
Students were barracaded in classrooms, calling parents from their cellphones - scared as f*ck. This is INSANITY.
It is now almost 4pm and the shizz is still going down, downtown. I just got home by cab because the metro is closed.
This is completely surreal and sad and unbelievable and I am still glued to my radio and TV.
13 injured, 4 critical, 1 death. Praying that no innocent lives were lost.