Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie during a game against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
The Blue Jays third baseman was at the scene of a shooting at one of the largest malls in Canada.
On Saturday, there was a shooting at Toronto's biggest downtown mall, the Eaton Centre, that left one person dead and seven wounded.
One of the first witnesses on the scene was Blue Jays third baseman and native Canadian Brett Lawrie, who is credited with breaking the news on Twitter. He was in the area not long after Saturday's Blue Jays/Red Sox game ended at the Rogers Centre, which is only about a mile away. Here's his sequence of tweets:
Pretty sure someone just let off a round bullets in eaton center mall .. Wow just sprinted out of the mall ... Through traffic ...— Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) June 2, 2012
People sprinting up the stairs right from where we just were ... Wow wow wow— Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) June 2, 2012
This is crazy. ... I hope everyone is ok ... twitter.com/blawrie13/stat…— Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) June 2, 2012
This is serious .. Oh my god twitter.com/blawrie13/stat…— Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) June 2, 2012
Lawrie is fortunate, according to the Associated Press:
On Sunday, Lawrie said he felt he was lucky to get out. He says he left the food court area just 10 seconds before the shooting.
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