Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Brent Young, 41, of Toronto who was was fatally shot on Sherbourne Ave. June 25, 2018 leaves behind 12 children

A man who was soon to be the father of 12 children was murdered in an apartment of a Toronto Community Housing complex.

Brent Young, 41, was found fatally shot around 2:30 a.m. Monday in an apartment at Sherbourne St., near Dundas St. Residents of the TCHC building said Young was a regular visitor to the complex but didn’t live there.

A GoFundMe page said he was killed hours after attending a memorial for one of his children.

“Our beloved Brent Young was murdered in a fatal shooting on June 25, the morning after attending a memorial for his son who was killed in a fatal car accident exactly a year ago,” the message said.

“He is leaving behind 11 kids varying in ages with one more on the way. Brent was a great father to his kids, as on the morning of, he was supposed to pick them up but never made it there. He was a great brother, cousin, uncle, family member and friend who will be remembered and greatly missed.”

And Toronto Police have revealed two men were shot in a Rexdale home on Sunday after one of them answered a knock at the door.

Police say multiple gunshots were fired at the home on Lightwood Dr., in the Albion Rd.-Kipling Ave. area, around 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived and found two men with “obvious trauma from gunshot wounds.”

Patrick McKenna, 20, was fatally shot on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

The victims have been identified as Patrick McKenna, 20, and Dalbert Allison, 40, both of Toronto.

McKenna and Allison, the city’s 45th and 46th homicides of the year, were among five people — including Young — slain during a 38-hour period in the city.

On Saturday, a fight around 12:30 p.m. in the Martin Grove Rd. and John Garland Blvd. area left Winston Freckleton, 56, of Toronto, with stab wounds. He died in hospital.

A short time later, Joseph Whittick, 30, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Jenas Nyarko, 31, was fatally shot around 2 a.m. Sunday on Replin Rd., in the Allen Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W. area. Police have said they believe the drive-by shooting was random.Jenas Nyarko (Facebook)

Detectives are looking for a silver 2010-2016 Cadillac SRX SUV that has a sunroof.

Anyone with information about any of the murders is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers.

Dalbert Allison, 40, was fatally shot on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

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