Police tape is seen in front of the Toronto Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto June 2, 2012.
A man has been killed and seven others injured after a gunmen opened fire in Toronto's main central shopping centre, Canadian police says.
Officials said a 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, adding that a 13-year-old boy is among those seriously injured during the gunfire, which broke out in the food court of the Eaton Center on Saturday.
"The nature of the wounds indicate this individual was targeted," Toronto police Chief Bill Blair said.
"A lot of innocent people were hurt and a lot of innocent people were put at risk,” he added.
“We were working and then we saw people running. We had to lock the doors. Security came and they told us we had to lock the doors, go to the back, we went to lockdown. And then they told us to evacuate the building,” one worker and a witness of the incident said.
Gun ownership in Canada has been subject to licensing since the 1970s. The last similar incident in Toronto was in 2005, when a gunman killed a teenage girl.