Bullet hole in restaurant window is nearly only reminder of Danforth mass shooting one year later
|National Post 18 Jul 2019 at 05:52|
On a Sunday night last summer, almost exactly one year ago, a young man, his brain awash in an online swamp of misogyny, conspiracy and hate, walked past Pappas Grill on Danforth Avenue and fired three bullets across the outdoor patio and into the restaurant.
One of the bullets, from a Smith and Wesson M&P .40 handgun, struck a metal umbrella stand. Another hit a waiter, bending over at a lucky moment, in the leg. The third travelled diagonally, across the patio, and through the third pane down on the right hand side of an interior glass door that was propped open against the heat.
The glass, thick and gas infused, didn’t shatter. Instead, the bullet went straight through and into the vestibule wall behind. It left a small, jagged hole in the glass, about a centimetre wide, surrounded by a discreet grid of expanding cracks.
Faisal Hussain shot 16 people that night on the Danforth. He killed three of them — Reese Fallon, 18, 10-year-old Julianna Kozis, and himself — and badly wounded several others. The waiter at Pappas escaped with a deep graze.