Two Dead, 21 Wounded in Scarborough Shooting

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun, July 17, 2012

A barbecue ended in bloodshed as a reckless exchange of gunfire erupted in an east-end neighbourhood late Monday killing a 14-year-old girl and 23-year-old man and wounding 21 others, including a toddler.

The mass shooting, the worst in the city’s history, occurred around 10:40 p.m. during a “large” house party and sent a throng of people running for their lives from 193 Danzig St., just south of Lawrence and Morningside Aves.

“I’ve been a cop for 35 years and this is the worst incident of gun violence in my memory anywhere in North America,” Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said at the scene shortly after the bullets stopped flying.

The city’s top cop was obviously distraught and had difficulty finding the words to describe how he was feeling about the shooting that he called “unprecedented” for Toronto.

“It’s a very shocking event,” Blair said. “A lot of innocent people were injured tonight.”

It’s believed more than 200 partygoers were at the barbecue, described as an annual event by area residents. People were listening to music one second and dodging bullets the next.

Blair said “an altercation broke out among some individuals and there was an exchange of gunfire.”

Shyanne Charles, 14, and a man, 23, were killed.

At an 11 a.m. news conference Tuesday, Blair said police believe two people fired shots and there was a “strong indication” of gang involvement in the incident.

One handgun was recovered.

In addition to the two dead, who Blair described as innocents, 21 people ranging in age from 22 months to 33 years were hit by gunfire, and one is in critical condition. Earlier Blair said three were also hurt in the stampede as the crowd fled.

The 22-month-old child was grazed by a bullet but the chief said the child’s injuries are not life-threatening.

“This is the most serious crime of its kind that has ever taken place in the City of Toronto,” an emotional Blair said at the scene. “I think every citizen in Toronto will be a little shaken up by what has transpired here in Scarborough tonight.

“It’s a shocking incident,” he said, adding he expects people across the country will be stunned.

The aftermath of the terrifying shooting was chaotic.

A total of 16 ambulances, some from the surrounding regions, and the Toronto EMS bus responded to the scene and rounded up victims, some of whom fled the immediate area.

Paramedics assessed patients and whisked them away to Sunnybrook, St. Mike’s and Scarborough hospitals as neighbourhood residents — most of whom were unwilling to talk about the deadly gun violence — frantically tried to locate loved ones.

“This is unique,” Toronto EMS Deputy Chief Garrie Wright said of mayhem medics faced. “But our paramedics are highly trained. They train for incidents just like this.”

Cops from across the city responded to the shooting.

Homicide detectives, officers from the Gun and Gang Unit, Intelligence Unit, ETF and 43 Division all spent the night at the scene gathering evidence and interviewing to witnesses.

“A lot of people fled the scene, but a lot of them have come back and are talking to us,” Blair said, adding investigators have some “good leads” and have already made “significant progress.”

One man, who was among the wounded, was taken into custody and Blair said he is “a person of interest.”

A handgun was found at the scene but the chief said more than one firearm was involved.

“This is a very serious crime and it demands our full effort to bring the persons responsible for this to justice,” he said.

Blair offered his “most sincere condolences and support” to the families of those who were killed and injured in the “senseless violence.”

“This is a tremendously frightening and tragic event for all involved,” he said.

Scarborough shooting victim.


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    Not a single word about race.
    Because those in power must hide the truth at all costs.

    • Church_of_Jed

      Those with the Power to hide the truth also have the power to curtail our speaking the truth. Look for big changes soon.

      Not censorship, but a govt. issued user’s license for online activity.

      When you boot up your computer and connect online, the first screen you see will be your login through the DOJ mandated portal.  Attempts to bypass this “critical public safety  and anti hate measure” will result in fines and imprisonment. You will have not defense and any attorney who raises objections will be immediately disbarred.

      Nothing you do  will be anonymous, because everything will go through the government portal, with algorithmic monitoring by the $PLC and ADL. If you visit AmRen or post anything “questionable” anywhere, your entire data file, including tax returns, will be automatically sent to your local NAACP Anti White Privilege and Pro Human Rights Enforcement Office for immediate investigation and remediation.

      • tickyul

        I read that Youtube is working on software that will not allow posts with words deemed offensive………..haha, we can all guess a few of those words.

        • Church_of_Jed

          I deem the usage of Anglo-Saxon surnames by blacks as offensive.

          I like their ebonics first names and pray to White Christ that they will “catch up and do the right thing” by abandoning their racist White last names and adopt something genuinely African, not Muslim, which is Arab, but African, which is voodo, and Whites shouldn’t even try to pronounce it.

    • The__Bobster

      Like we couldn’t guess. Thank you, Pierre Trudeau and your slattern wife, for importing this offal.

      Shyanne Charles, 14, was killed by gunfire at a gathering in Scarborough July 16, 2012.

  • redfeathers

    I was surprised to see this on the local CBS news today.  I was thinking, they’re up there too and acting just like they do here.  I googled Toronto’s ethnic makeup.  It’s almost 50% “visible minority”, 7% being black. 

  • WmarkW

    Remember in “Bowling for Columbine,” Michael Moore asked the (very good) rhetorical question why America’s homicide rate is several times Canada’s, when they consume exactly the same media we do and have nearly identical history and culture?  Then he spends five minutes explaining why it’s NOT due to our black population, even though their homicide rate is seven times that of whites. 

    It was one of the seminal moments that convinced me that race realism was an important truth; and that the silence over it is our times’ fundamental philosophical roadblock.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      I also hope that you accepted the fact that Moore is a PENDEJO ON STEROIDS!!!!

  • Ah, CELEBRATE DIE-VERSITY. Canada is doing this to itself. Committing suicide.

  • NAMs put the DIE in DIEversity

  • Church_of_Jed

    1. This tragedy wouldn’t have occured if the Univ. of Minnesota Duluth had just done the right thing and maintained its support for the anti White privilege UnFair Campaign.

    2.  White Canadians need to do some soul searching and find better ways to show remorse over this crisis. They must embrace the kinds of social change that will make the black community feel more welcome and included.  Until then, the suffering community of color will be prone to fall victim to internalized racist oppression that forces them to shoot each other. 

  • “Are you going to Scarborough Fair?”

    • Up to my neck in CA

      7.62×39 does rhyme with thyme.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      Remember me to one you be  meetin’ dair
      She once be a b–ch of mahn NOME SAYN?

  • chuck_2012

    Toronto, or more precisely Scarborough, used to be one of the safest places to live on the continent. Then immigration brought a flood of Jamaicans and others to the area with the result being like any black majority area in an american city. What makes me laugh is when the chief of police and the mayor trot out the usual platitudes of “its still a safe city” or “we have the situation under control”. what a gang of imbeciles!

  • Up to my neck in CA

    This is how you deal with street scum. Outlawing handguns was a bad idea.

    • Rocky Bass,

       While the patron did tag them both, had he adopted a proper “weaver stance”, he could have improved his score quite a bit. Heck even my 5 year old knows to stabilize a pistol with a second hand.

      • Up to my neck in CA

        Yes his stance needs work, but the bold reaction from this senor citizen should be praised. He reacted to this deadly threat with deadly force. Men half his age would have just ducked into the corner and pee their pants. I love the “yoofs” falling over themselves trying to get out the door. Da dun nubber seen a White man with balls before.

        • Rocky Bass,

           Roger THAT.

  • JackKrak

    I just went to the Globe & Mail – Canada’s biggest paper – to check out their coverage. They have 5 or 6 articles on various aspects of it.

    The reader comments are closed on all of them.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    or the proverbial “it is an isolated incident.”

    That was for Chuck 2012.

  • B

    Get used to it Canada, it’s an integral part of the diversity package.

  • cecilhenry

    NO, I will NOT get used to it.  Contact your politicians and meet them in person to look them in the eye.

    We need to stand up and stop it and get back out nation and protect white racial interests.

    Everybody should repeat it from the rooftops

    “Africa for the Africans, Asia for the Asians, White Countries for Everyone–NO!!!

    This is genocide.”

    Which means that the program of doing away with all white people to the point where Europe and North America are to be majority non-white in this century requires a lot more than merely changing this policy.

  • Diamond_Lil

    Black parties are such a drag.

  • SirMarlowe

    Are you goin’ to Scarborough Fair?
    Watermelon, ribs, chicken, and wine;
    Remember me to one who be dere;
    Tell her dat I be doin’ time.
    Yeah, please tell her dat I be doin’ time!

  • Why do black barbecues usually end with someone being shot or stabbed? And why do blacks barbecue on their front law or even on the sidewalk?

    When I see this I always think of dangling meat before wild animals and I maintain my distance.

    • KenelmDigby

      Blacks can’t even get on with other blacks.
      Once they’ve driven whitey out, they turn on their own.

  • KenelmDigby

    An object lesson in how to ruin a nation in two short generations.

  • NM156

    Canadians! HA HA HA! So white and so naive. The worst shooting in North American history? Don’t Canadians have Internet access? Newspapers? Cable TV? This shooting is a few hours’ of mayhem on a friday night in Chicago. Is the Canadian mass media suppressing news stories of bloodletting in US cities to prevent a Canadian backlash against forced mass immigration? This cop cannot be that moronic.

    • joe the grinder

      There was only one Canadian quoted who said that-the idiot police chief. Don’t you think that’s quite a sweeping generalization to categorize the whole nation on the remarks of one man?
      THat would be like me posting- Americans! HAHAHA !….etc.

  • chuck_2012

     perhaps one can say that but what will the trend be…more shootings and violence? Then it is truly an American city albeit in Canada.

  • ELN

    Not exactly. Think Section 8 welfare housing for American Blacks and this is our equivalent with similar pathologies, except these Blacks are imported from the Caribbean Islands and Africa.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    I’ll take White Privlege for 1,000 Alex”

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Trying to slow the great White awakening.

  • jackryanvb

    Hey Canadians in Toronto – have you had enough D-I-V-E-R-S-I-T-Y yet?

  • jackryanvb

    Just make some minor adjustments and you can get around Canada’s PC Hate Crimes/Thought Crimes laws.

    Present your arguments as trying to defend the legitimate rights of decent Black Canadians who are not part of criminal gangs, who do not sell, use dangerous hard drugs, who do not do drive by shootings.

    Present your propaganda as being tough, but fair on all brutal criminals – who now, just happen to be predominantly Black.

  • joe the grinder

    I’m Canadian and I agree 100% with your observations. This enforced assimilation and racial diversity agenda is being shoved down the throats of all the people originally from what were historically the countries of white Euro ethnicity.
    So who are the power elite promoting and promulgating this agenda?

  • joe the grinder

    Jobs availability won’t do any good for those people who don’t want to work.