An anonymous teenager has been charged for killing a fellow teenager over the weekend.
The 14-year-old was involved in a fatal shooting which killed his fellow teenager who was 16 years old. He was arrested on Tuesday morning for being the prime suspect of killing the latter who was found with a wound in his neck caused by a gunshot. The incident took place on Sunday midnight in a Weston Road apartment building. The boy was promptly taken to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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Constable Tony Vella thanked the members of the community on Tuesday. He said that their support helped the police lay charges against the main accused within 48 hours. The information provided by the members of the community turned out to be critically important and extremely useful, he added. On the contrary, Const. Vella was unable to put any light on whether the 2 young boys were familiar with each other due to the on-going investigation.
It is not possible to name the alleged murderer because of the Youth Criminal Justice Act which empowers the teenager with certain rights. The accused has the right to be heard during the investigation process. He is capable of taking part in the investigation procedure. He also has the right to be treated with compassion, courtesy and respect.
This is the 40th time in the year when a homicide is reported in Toronto. The police inform that the accused in this case has turned out to be the youngest among all the other suspects involved in this year's homicide cases. The police have constantly been dealing with gang conflicts in the north-western part of the city. It is suspected that the increasing number of reported gang conflicts may have a relation with the incident.
Kwame Duodu (15) and O'She Doyles-Whyte (16) were shot dead under broad daylight on Aug 23. On the other hand, Tahj Loor-Walters, 15, was shot on July 28, 2013 in a plaza near his housing complex in Jane-Finch community. He passed away on Aug 13 in a hospital.
The young accused in supposed to appear in court on Wednesday.