Friday, August 23, 2013
Two teens killed in shooting near Jane-Finch (Oshe O’She Doyles-Whyte, and Kwame Duodu)
One died on scene and was identified by shocked friends as Oshe O’She Doyles-Whyte, a 17-year-old who worked at a nearby summer camp.
The second teen, identified by friends as Kwame Duodu, succumbed to his injuries in hospital a few hours later.
The two boys were hit with multiple gunshots.
Police confirmed their families have been notified.
An orange tarp covered Doyles-Whyte’s body at the far end of a cordoned-off crime scene.
Genesis Shaw-Ottey, 15, last saw him two weeks ago. Dazed and speaking in a low voice, she said she only found out about the shooting when Doyles-Whyte distressed mother called her.
“I don’t think she should see this,” Shaw-Ottey said.
Oshe was her best friend, she said. He worked at a neighbourhood summer camp and was the kind of person who “lived every day one day at a time.”
“This is where he grew up, this is where he lives,” Shaw-Ottey said with tears in her eyes. “It’s not fair, it’s just not fair. He wasn’t perfect but no one is, and he was just an amazing person.”
Police are searching for three men involved in the bold daylight shooting.
Homicide Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne said the trio were on bicycles.
“We’re asking people who live in the general area who may have seen three individuals on bikes that may have caught their attention in and around the time,” he said.
When asked if the victims were targeted or shot at random, Browne said he had “nothing to suggest one way or the other but certainly we’re keeping our minds open to everything.”
Another 15-year-old boy died last after week after being shot more than two weeks earlier in the parking lot of Yorkwoods Plaza at Jane St. and Finch Ave. W. His name was not released.
And several other 15-year-old have been shot and killed in Toronto this year.
Tyson Bailey, a prominent football player at Central Tech, was gunned down Jan. 18 in a TCHC highrise in Regent Park.
Aubyn Rodney was shot to death Feb. 12 in another government housing complex on Turf Grassway— directly across the street from the Yorkwoods Plaza.
And Jarvis Montaque was listening to music with friends in front of his townhome in a TCHC complex on Jamestown Cr., near Kipling Ave. and Albion Rd., when he was shot dead from point blank range on Feb. 17.
On April 3, yet another 15-year-old was shot in a drive-by while walking with friends on Varna Dr., near Lawrence Ave. and Allen Rd.
He managed to survive. But the GTA’s most disturbing incident of gun violence so far this year was on Jan. 23, when nine-year-old Kesean Williams was shot through the living room window of his Brampton home as he watched television. A 17-year-old friend faces manslaughter in Rodney’s death, but the other killers continue to roam the streets.
Anyone with information should call police at 416-808-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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