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Shots fired at family of teen killed in Etobicoke triple shooting

Last Updated Oct 13, 2017 at 8:14 am EDT

The family of a young man killed in a triple shooting last weekend are unharmed after shots were fired at them overnight.

Police said the family of 16-year-old Zakariye Ali was walking in the Chester Le Boulevard and Morecambe Gate area, near Victoria Park Avenue and Finch Avenue East, just before 1:30 a.m. on Friday.

It was reported that a male approached them from a distance, pulled up his hoodie and began shooting at the group. Witnesses told police they heard between five to seven shots.

Police said the suspect then fled the area in a white vehicle, possibly a Nissan or a Mazda.

No one was injured in the incident.

A suspect description has not been released.

Toronto police investigate after several shots were fired at a group of people in the Chester Le Boulevard and Morecambe Gate area on Oct. 13, 2017. A bullet went through a parking lot sign. CITYNEWS
Toronto police investigate after several shots were fired at a group of people in the Chester Le Boulevard and Morecambe Gate area on Oct. 13, 2017. A bullet hole is seen in a parking lot sign. CITYNEWS

 

On Oct. 8, Ali was found in the parking lot of Kingsview Village Junior School, in the Islington Avenue and Dixon Road area, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to hospital where he later died.

An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were also taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Their identities have not been released.

At the time, Homicide Det. Stephen Matthews said the three victims were not known to police and the shooting is not believed to be connected with the school.

The funeral for Ali is scheduled to take place Friday.

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“Not believed to be connected with the school” is irrelevant information – they just happened to be there. When Police say “we are not sure if the victim was targeted” is also a waste time in these type of shootings, as ANYONE can figure out that they clearly were….

October 13, 2017 at 7:31 am

@BH 1: way too many bigots in this world.

October 13, 2017 at 7:37 am