Teen slain in Toronto shooting had just graduated high school, aspired to be a nurse


Posted on: July 24th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Courtesy The Fallon Family via ABCNews.com(TORONTO) — An 18-year-old high school graduate and a 10-year-old girl were fatally shot after gunfire rang out in the middle of a bustling Toronto neighborhood Sunday night.

The young woman was identified as Reese Fallon of Toronto. The family of the 10-year-old girl, also from the Toronto area, did not want to release her name, Toronto Police said Monday.

Fallon was an aspiring nurse set to start at McMaster University in Ontario in the fall, according to CTV.

“We are heartbroken to learn that a recent graduate of the TDSB [Toronto District School Board] was among those who tragically passed away as a result of last night’s violence,” John Malloy, director of education at the Toronto District School Board, said in a statement Monday.

“An engaging student, Reese Fallon graduated from MalvernCI just last month and was highly regarded by staff and loved by her friends,” he said.

Flags at her former high school and at school administration buildings will be lowered to half-staff, Malloy said.

Thirteen others, ranging in age from 17 to 59 years old, were hospitalized after the Sunday night attack. The suspect also died.

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