Second Toronto shooting suspect charged with murder

Image copyright Twitter/@THORNSLEYNTY A second man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in downtown Toronto last week. Shaquil Sher, 22, was shot in the…

Second Toronto shooting suspect charged with murder

Image copyright Twitter/@THORNSLEYNTY

A second man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in downtown Toronto last week.

Shaquil Sher, 22, was shot in the chest in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood on Friday, 3 May.

He was pronounced dead in hospital.

A 24-year-old man – also from Toronto – has been charged with first-degree murder and is due to appear in court on Thursday.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police said the shooting of Shaquil Sher was “inexplicable”

A third person, who has not been named, was arrested on Saturday after being detained as part of a joint investigation by the police and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), which probes cases involving police.

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit said the man had been charged with obstructing an officer.

The SIU said: “On Wednesday, approximately 1am, police officers were in an apartment complex in downtown Toronto conducting interviews and gathering evidence.

“During this course of duty, a resident discharged a firearm, striking an officer. No officers were injured.”

Police initially said Mr Sher was killed by a single shot, but said they are not releasing any information on how the shooting took place.

An investigation is also under way into an unrelated shooting earlier that day that left one person dead and six people injured, and a woman struck by a train at a Toronto station.

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