A young Ghanaian woman living in the Canadian city of Toronto, Canada has been shot and killed in a drive-by shooting incident.
The deceased, Jenas Nyarko simply known as Maame Jane was reportedly shot during a sporadic shooting at Toronto's North York area in the early hours of Sunday, June 24 while returning from a funeral.
According to a Facebook user, Michael Appiah-Boateng who shared the news, Jenas was sitting in the back seat of a car with three others in a vehicle at a spot on the Replin Road and Old Meadow Lane, near Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West, when a Cadillac SUV pulled up and opened fire on them.
She died after being rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
"Jenas Nyarko aka Maame Jane, the 31-year-old woman gunned down in a drive-by shooting in North York on Sunday morning was on her way home from a funeral when she was shot.
"Jenas Nyarko was a passenger in the back seat with three friends in a vehicle outside an address in the area of Replin Road and Old Meadow Lane, near Allen Road and Lawrence Avenue West, when a Cadillac SUV pulled up beside them and opened fire. She was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced dead," Michael posted on Monday morning.
The police in Toronto have confirmed the Jenas's death as the 47th homicide in the city since the beginning of 2018 but are yet to make any arrests over the shooting.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders is reported by z1035.com to have described the drive-by as an indication of the city’s growing “street gang subculture.”
Jenas, YEN.com.gh understands, has been living in Canada since 2001. She was a shelter worker.
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