Danzig St. killings linked to 7 other shootings: police
A police officer places a marker on Danzig Street in Toronto on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, near the scene of a shooting the day before. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Monday, September 10, 2012 9:07PM EDT
Police have linked three homicides and six shootings in Toronto, including two murders that happened during a public shooting on Danzig Street in July.
On Tuesday morning, police will further update the public on a series of shootings which they say are linked to the Galloway Boys street gang.
Two of the shootings the police will provide further details on Tuesday include the deaths of Shyanne Charles, 14, and Joshua Yasay, 23, both of whom were killed when at least one person opened fire at a community barbeque on Danzig Street in the city’s east end on July 16.
In addition, 23 others were injured during the Danzig Street shooting, which has been called the worst public shooting in Toronto’s history.
While police have charged two men in connection to the Danzig Street shooting, they have yet to lay murder charges.
Shaquan Mesquito, 18, has been charged with uttering threats on the day of the Danzig Shooting.
Nahom Tsegazab,19, has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.
According to police, the Danzig Street shooting is allegedly linked to another shooting that killed D’Mitre Barnaby, 24, on Dec. 30, 2011. Barnaby was shot at an apartment building on Lawrence Avenue, near Scarborough Golf Club Road.
Police said in a release that, on Tuesday morning, they will provide security footage that shows the events leading up to, and after, Barnaby’s murder.
Police said they have linked six other shootings to these three homicides and all are linked to the Galloway Boys, a street gang whose members reside in the Galloway Road area.
There has been a long-standing feud between the Galloway Boys and another gang based in Malvern.