TORONTO – Toronto police are linking a mass summer shooting which killed two people in the city’s east end, a separate homicide and six shootings to one of the city’s most notorious street gangs.
Officials say they believe the Galloway Boys gang is linked to the three killings and six shootings between Sept. 4, 2011 and Aug. 10, 2012.
Fourteen-year-old Shyanne Charles of Toronto and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay of Ajax were killed after gunmen opened fire at a block party on July 16 which was attended by about 200 people.
Twenty-three others were sent to hospital with gunshot wounds after what was called the worst mass shooting spree in Toronto’s history
In a separate incident, D’Mitre Barnaby, 24, died of gunshot wounds on Dec. 30, 2011.
The homicides all occurred in east-end Toronto in the area of Galloway Road, which is home to the Galloway Boys.
Investigators have scheduled news conferences today at the site of the Barnaby homicide and in the other area of east-Toronto where Charles and Yasay were killed.