Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Fatally Shot While Waiting at Stop Light in Toronto Was Targeted: Police

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Fatally Shot While Waiting at Stop Light in Toronto Was Targeted: Police

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Toronto shooting victim targeted: police

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TORONTO - Police say they believe a 24-year-old man who was shot as he waited at a red light on a busy Toronto street was targeted.

Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux says Kevin Boakye was at an intersection in northwest Toronto late Wednesday morning when a car pulled up beside him and the driver fired numerous shots through the passenger side of Boakye's SUV.

Giroux told a news conference Thursday that the wounded Boakye accelerated through the red light and drove nearly 100 metres along a grassy boulevard on Islington Avenue, knocking down signs and uprooting trees.

He says Boakye's SUV then swerved across all four lanes of Islington Avenue and came to rest near a home after going through a chain link fence and some bushes.

Giroux says Boakye, who was known to police, died at the scene. …

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