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Ghanaian father of 4 ‘shot dead’ at Toronto bus stop

A 39-year-old father of four from Ghana has been identified as the man killed in one of two seemingly random shootings in northwest Toronto over the weekend.

By Jeremiah Nutsugah

A 39-year-old Ghanaian, identified as Adu Boakye, has been fatally shot in Toronto, Canada.

According to the Toronto Police Service, the incident took place on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at around 3:05 p.m. in the Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue area. The cause of the shooting remains unclear.

“The Toronto Police Service is informing the public of a homicide investigation and is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect vehicle. Police believe the stolen vehicle involved in today’s shooting homicide was also implicated in a shooting that occurred yesterday in the same area,” the Police stated on February 17.

The law enforcement agency indicated that the victim, who is a father of four, succumbed to gunshot wounds at the hospital while receiving treatment. Meanwhile, Toronto police have identified the suspect through video canvassing, who fled the scene in a stolen black Acura RDX with license plate CVEN 900.

Press Release by Toronto Police:

The victim has been identified as Adu Boakye, 39, of Ghana. An image of the victim has been released.

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. Images of the suspect have been released. 

The involved suspect vehicle, a stolen black Acura RDX , was located in Hamilton. Anyone who may have seen the vehicle, or who has video or dashcam footage is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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