While detectives have not established what motivated the teen’s slaying, tenants of the complex said local youth, calling themselves the “Goons,” have been locked in a battle with gangsters from the Lawrence Heights “Jungle” to the south-west.**********
One resident said the boy’s name was Troy, and that he had moved there with his family after being displaced from Regent Park by construction last year.
UPDATE: Shooting victim identified
And the media has their angle...
Tyrone Bracken was a boy who always helped carry his neighbours' groceries and occasionally took time to read the bible.Hmmm... the bible. Not a single mention of that "known to police" thing they had on the 6 o'clock news.
Bracken, 16, was found shot to death around 4 p.m. Wednesday in a Toronto Community Housing Corp. lowrise at 135 Neptune Dr.
"I gave him a bible earlier this year," said Andy Osazuwa. "When I see them outside, I preach to them. They'd be playing sports and he was the only one who actually responded to me and said, 'Can you give me a bible?'"
Maybe... just to be thorough... we should ask people who actually knew this kid?
"Students who knew Bracken were tight-lipped about why they thought he was targeted."Curiouser & curiouser.
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Police have charged a Markham man with first degree murder after a fatal shooting in the summer of 2004. Gaurav Bazaz, 31, died on June 19, 2004, after suffering a gunshot wound. His body was located at 2610 Weston Rd.
Vinjay Singh, 30, was arrested on October 6, 2010. He is charged with first degree murder.