Myles Sanderson was the only killer in Canada mass stabbings, and his brother was a victim, police say
He is accused of killing two people outside Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens in a deadly attack more than a decade ago and later tried to kill himself
Killed were one man and two women, all of whom were acquaintances
Sanderson’s brother was the fifth person stabbed in the attack and died from his wounds
A British Columbia man has been charged with first-degree murder in Canada for allegedly killing his two friends outside Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, with one fatally injured in the attack.
Myles Sanderson, a Canadian of Lebanese descent who is believed to have been suffering from schizophrenia, is accused of shooting his brother and two Canadian women with a rifle, then trying to kill himself while in police custody.
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Police say Sanderson took the victims at random and that he was known to the women and the brother. The victims were shot in front of witnesses as they were getting into a car, and then shot to death inside the car.
Sanderson’s brother, who police say was shot dead after the attack, was the fifth person shot in the attack, with both Sanderson and a third gunman taken into custody.
The five died at the scene, and Sanderson was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree murder in the death of his brother, and two counts of attempted murder. He was also charged with possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted weapon and possession of a disguise.
Sanderson, a father of two, remained in police custody Thursday and was refused bail.
Sanderson grew up in a devoutly Christian, blue-collar family in Victoria, British Columbia, which has a large Lebanese immigrant population, said Toronto Police Const. Clint Stibbe. The family was Middle Eastern,