Dawson College to commemorate 10th anniversary of shooting rampage

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Montreal: Montrealers will commemorate the 10th anniversary on Tuesday, September 13th the shooting at a junior college when a man murdered a young woman and wounded 16 other people.

Kimveer Gill, 25, used a semi-automatic rifle to shoot 72 rounds in and near Dawson College in downtown Montreal on Sept. 13, 2006.

He shot six students outside the school’s main doors before entering the cafeteria and killing 18-year-old Anastasia De Sousa.

Gill was eventually hit by a police bullet before killing himself with one of his own weapons.

Anastasia’s mother says she never stops thinking of her daughter, who would now be 28.

Louise Hevey De Sousa says her life changed forever that day and that the family is still suffering.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement on Tuesday to commemorate the anniversary.

“Ten years ago, senseless acts of violence were committed at Dawson College in Montreal, when a shooter opened fire on innocent students, killing one young woman and injuring 16 other people,” Trudeau said.

In the aftermath of these tragic events, a whole community was left grieving and in a state of shock.

“On this sad anniversary, we remember and honour the memory of the victims of this tragedy. Our thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones, and all those whose lives were forever changed that day.”

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