VIDEO: Police appeal for witnesses to murder of 15-year-old boy
For the 4th time this month, a GTA family is planning a funeral for a boy not even old enough to drive.
Toronto Police are asking for help to solve the shooting death of 15-year-old Jarvis Montaque in Rexdale Sunday night.
Jarvis was hanging out with friends & family members Sunday night, on a walkway through the Jamestown Cr. housing complex he called home.
A man dressed all in back walked up to the group & shot Jarvis in the chest.
The shooter walked back to the direction he'd come from. Jarvis & his friends ran away in the other direction across the complex. Jarvis eventually collapsed near a set of stairs. He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Detective Joyce Schertzer describes Jarvis as "a good kid" who wasn't a troublemaker & wasn't known to police. He'd moved to Toronto from Jamaica 2 years ago. He was a a grade 10 student at Father Henry Carr High School.
Police are asking anyone with any information case in the case to call them at 416-808-7400 or to contact Crime Stoppers.
BOYS KILLED BY GUNFIRE IN THE GTA THIS MONTH
-January 18: 15-year-old Tyson Bailey, shot in stairwell of Regent Park apartment building
-January 23: 9-year-old Kesean Williams shot through his living room window as he watched TV
-February 11: 15-year-old St. Aubyn Rodney shot in his apartment while hanging out with friends, a 17-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter
-February 17: 15-year-old Jarvis Montaque killed while hanging out with friends on Jamestown Cr. sidewalk
(With files from Justine Lewkowicz)