Ghanaian father of four, who migrated to Canada three months ago was fatally shot

By Majesty 2 Min Read

Adu Boakye, a 39-year-old Ghanaian man, tragically died in a senseless random shooting event. He had apparently relocated to Canada three months prior, presumably in quest of better chances.

Boakye, a father of four, was one of the victims of the shooting that took place in Toronto’s northwest, in the North York neighborhood.

On Saturday, February 17, 2024, Canadian officials responded to shooting reports in the area of Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue. When they arrived, Boakye was suffering from gunshot wounds. After being taken to the hospital, Boakye passed away from his wounds in spite of efforts to save him.

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“The victim has been identified as Adu Boakye, 39, of Ghana,” the Homicide and Missing Persons Unit of the Canadian police in North York said in a statement on February 20.

In a later interview, Detective Phillip Campbell disclosed that Boakye and another 16-year-old boy who remained anonymous had been shot randomly while they were waiting for a bus in the vicinity.

“Our investigation thus far has revealed there is no relationship between Mr Boakye and the individual, or individuals, who shot him.

“And like the victim shot the day before, Boakye was innocently going about his business [when he was shot],” Campbell is quoted to have said.

According to investigations, Boakye was not previously associated with the culprit or perpetrators who carried out the shooting.

CCTV footage of the assailant
CCTV footage of the assailant

The shooting has been classified by authorities as a gang-related crime, and they are pleading with the public to come forward with any information that could help identify and apprehend the offender or attackers.

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