Doctors and paramedics give man chance to say goodbye to dying daughter

Flowers outside Demetres on Danforth

Hours after the shooting on the Danforth, NEWSTALK 1010 has learned a man did something no father should ever have to do.

He had to say goodbye to his little girl.

But the opportunity given to him was an act of compassion that stands out in a horrible act of violence in Toronto on Sunday night.

The ten year old was one of the 2 people killed in the attack.

After she was injured she was rushed by paramedics to Sick Kids Hospital on University Avenue.

While she was in critical condition in hospital fighting to stay alive, her father wasn't there.

He was at St. Mike's just east of the Eaton Centre, almost a kilometre away.

Sources tell NEWSTALK 1010 the father was also shot and went to that hospital to receive his own treatment.

As dad was getting medical attention, things were not looking good for his little girl.

When doctors and paramedics realized she wasn't going to make it, they decided it was time for him to move.

He was taken to Sick Kids and given the chance to say goodbye to his 10 year-old girl, before her life ended.

Police have not identified the youngest victim killed, or revealed where she died.

Employees working in a cafe at Chester and Danforth seem to believe she may have been hurt at Demetres at Danforth and Chester.

One worker tells CBC he cradled a young girl around 10 years old in his arms as she drifted in and out of consciousness.

A server also told CP24 a little girl was with a family of four when she was injured after the shooter opened fire.