Blue Jays player at mall where shots fired

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Police set up a perimeter outside the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto, Saturday, June 2, 2012. Panic broke out at the Eaton Centre Saturday after shots were fired at the downtown mall packed with weekend shoppers. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Victor Biro)

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie says he narrowly missed being in the area where a gunman fired shots in a crowded food court in one of Canada's busiest malls, killing a man and injuring seven others.

Police say the shooting on Saturday at Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto targeted one individual and there were a number of innocent bystanders. Police say one person remains in critical condition after being shot. Police say six people were shot in all. Two people were trampled and pushed in a frenzied mass exodus.

Lawrie was one of the first to break the news on Twitter. 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.