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Police search for evidence in Toronto bus stop shootings in Hamilton green space

Toronto police are searching a green space in Stoney Creek, Ont., for evidence in relation to two separate shootings near a north Toronto bus stop last week, police confirmed to CBC News.

In a statement Friday, the service said investigators are searching the green space of Valley Park “for evidence.”

The search is being led by police’s emergency management and public order unit, supported by district special constables, the marine unit for Felker’s Creek and Drone Operators, police spokesperson Victor Paul Kwong said in a statement.

The shootings which took place last Friday and Saturday killed a 39-year-old man and left a 16-year-old boy with “significant” injuries.

Police previously said the two victims who were shot near a north Toronto bus stop, in the area of Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue, last week, were hit “indiscriminately” while going about their day.

The first incident took place around 6 p.m. Friday when a 16-year-old boy was waiting for the bus alone before he was shot in the face. He was rushed to hospital with life-altering injuries, police said.

A man smiles at the camera.
Toronto police identified Adu Boakye, 39, as the victim of a shooting that happened near a north Toronto bus stop over the weekend. (Toronto Police Service handout)

Less than 24 hours later, 39-year-old Adu Boakye was walking by the same bus shelter when he was fatally shot Saturday afternoon.

Boakye was “innocently going about his business,” Det. Sgt. Phillip Campbell previously said at a Tuesday news conference.

Although no arrests have been made, police say they are looking for a male around 18 to 25 years old, with a thin build. 

Officers have since ramped up their presence in the area of the incident as a result of the shootings and have set up a command post that will be in place for at least a week.

A hooded man walks down the street.
Toronto police say they’re looking for a Black man somewhere between 18 to 25 years old in connection to two bus stop shootings that happened over the weekend. (Toronto Police Service handout)

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