Jane-Finch residents plan rally against gun violence
Residents of a northwest Toronto neighbourhood gathered together on Monday to appeal for an end to gun violence, just days after the city's latest shooting death.
The community at Jane Street and Finch Avenue West is calling for a rally to raise awareness of the impact gun violence has had on their neighbourhood.
"The people carrying firearms in the neighbourhood of Jane and Finch need to be taken out by the Toronto police and let the community live," Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo told CTV Toronto on Monday.
"Our children are dying everyday,"
Friends and family of Christopher Rookwood also made an appeal for information on his death.
Rookwood, 20, was shot to death on Tobermory Drive on Saturday.
In July 2010, Rookwood's cousin, 26-year-old Nate Thompson, was shot in the head near Sheppard and Finch.
There have been no arrests in either killing.
"People are tearing up, people are hurt to know they lost their family members," said Thompson's sister, Shannika Thompson. "People who did it are out there living their free life and we're here suffering."
Community members said that a weekend rally would likely take place in December.
"We want all mothers to come out, we want the mothers to talk to their children, talk to your boys at the table, examine their rooms," Omololu-Olunloyo said.
"You may have a killer in the house, you may have a killer who's killed once or even twice."
With a report from CTV Toronto's John Musselman