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Ghanaian Father of 4 Killed in North York Shooting Incident in Canada

Despite immediate life-saving attempts by first responders, Boakye was transported to a nearby hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

A 39-year-old Ghanaian man identified as Adu Boakye has been killed in a Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue area shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

Responding to emergency calls around 3:05 p.m. on the day of the incident, local law enforcement officers say they discovered Boakye with severe gunshot wounds. Despite immediate life-saving attempts by first responders, Boakye was transported to a nearby hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Toronto Police have since released an image of the victim in hopes of gathering more information from the public.

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“Through video canvassing, a suspect has been identified. The suspect is described as male, black, 18-25 years old, with a thin build. He was wearing a black coat, a white hoodie, black pants, black shoes, a black face covering and possibly a white surgical mask, ” an official statement released by the Toronto Police said.

Suspect in Adu Boakye’s Homicide

Canadian media reports that in a police update on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Det. Phillip Campbell said Adu Boakye and another unnamed 16-year-old boy were “shot indiscriminately” less than 24 hours apart while waiting for a bus in the area of Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue on Friday and Saturday.

“Our investigation thus far has revealed there is no relationship between Mr. Boakye and the individual, or individuals, who shot him,” Det. Phillip Campbell told reporters. “And like the victim shot the day before, Mr. Boakye was innocently going about his business [when he was shot].”

Although no arrests have been made, a suspected stolen vehicle used by the suspect, or suspects, was later found abandoned in Hamilton. Investigators have also asked anyone who may have seen a black Acura RDX in the area before or after the shootings to contact them.

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