Canadian police probe Ghanaian killed in Toronto shooting

Police in Toronto, Canada have opened investigations into the death of a Ghanaian woman who was apparently shot and killed by unknown assailants after attending a funeral ceremony in that country, according to report.

The deceased, Jenas Nyarko, popularly known as Maame Jane was killed in the early hours of Sunday, 24th June, 2018 in a drive-by shooting incident at Toronto North while returning home from the funeral grounds with three friends close to Replin Avenue.

According to Michael Appiah, who shared the unfortunate incident on his Facebook page, the 31-year-old lady was in the back seat of a Hyundai Elantra with her friends at a spot on the Replin Road and Old Meadow Lane, near Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West when a Cadillac SUV pulled up by them and opened fire.

Jenas, the report added, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries but was shortly pounced dead by doctors at the facility.

It has still not been established if Jenas and her friends were targeted by the gunmen or random victims, the report said.

Toronto police has confirmed that this is the 47TH homicide in since the beginning of the year 2018, but arrests have been made.

Toronto police chief Mark Saunders has described the shooting as an indication of the city’s growing street gang subculture.

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