Adrian Johnston, 14, Shot Down In West Toronto

Police in Toronto are looking for the person who killed Adrian Johnston, 14, on Monday afternoon. The young teen was gunned down in a field near Scarlett Road and St. Clair Avenue.
Shocked neighbours heard three shots and saw a man running away from the scene. They raced to the boy as he lay dying in a pool of blood from wounds in his chest, stomach and shoulder.

The Toronto Star reports:
“I’ll never forget that image,” Melanie Cebry said, holding back tears. “All I saw was a kid – a child – lying on the ground alone.

“I want his mother to know he was not alone. A lot of people were there and we all tried to help him.”

A tarp covered the child’s body at the scene for hours as the police combed the area.

The man running from the scene is described as male, black, 5′-5’6″, dark pants, dark hoodie and a bandana covering most of his face.

Adrain attended Runnymede Collegiate Institute in Toronto. Spokesman John Caldarone told Digital Journal that the school’s focus at this time is to support the students who are grieving at this time. There are grief counselors at the school to help the children with this.

Adrain is the 18th murdered person this year in Toronto, the fourth in the area where Johnston was gunned down. Jarvis St. Remy, 18, was another gunned down just a few blocks away at a bus stop just last week.

Police have not commented on a motive for this latest shooting. When Digital Journal spoke with the police department they said a press conference will take place at 2 p.m.

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