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Young Ghanaian father who relocated to Canada to seek greener pastures killed after 4 months

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Adu Boakye

3 months ago
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His dream to work hard and provide for his young family of four had ended bizarrely in Canada just 4 months after his arrival.

According to the Canadian police, Adu Boakye, 39, was shot and killed in a random shooting incident which took place in the North York area in northwest Toronto.

A statement from the police said: "On Saturday, February 17, 2024, at approximately 3:05 p.m., police responded to a call for shooting in the Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue area.

“It is reported that: the victim was located with gunshot wounds. Life-saving measures were performed and the man was transported to hospital. The man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Adu Boakye, 39, of Ghana.”

Detective Phillip Campbell further told journalists that Adu Boakye and another unnamed 16-year-old boy were “shot indiscriminately” less than 24 hours apart while waiting for a bus in the area of Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue on Friday and Saturday.

“Our investigation thus far has revealed there is no relationship between Mr. Boakye and the individual, or individuals, who shot him,” Det. Phillip Campbell told reporters.

“And like the victim shot the day before, Boakye was innocently going about his business [when he was shot],” he added.

Police have since released some details about the assailant in what they say is a gang attack asking the public to volunteer information that could lead to his arrest.

source: Theannouncergh.com