July 18, 2012

Shyanne Charles - Toronto, Canada

Shyanne Charles, of Toronto, Ontario, age 14, died on July 16, 2012, in Toronto, Canada. 

She was attending a street party when she was shot and killed. Also killed was Joshua Yasay, age 23. Twenty-three other by-standers were also shot but lived. Even a toddler was grazed by a bullet but has recovered. 

About 200 people were at the barbecue held outside a community housing complex when two gunmen opened fire after an altercation.

There is a strong indication of gang involvement in the incident. One of the injured has been taken into custody as a person of interest.

It may be that gang members were fighting each other and mowed down 25 other people in the process, killing 2 innocent bystanders. 

Jesus, pray for Shyanne
Shyanne Charles lived in the neighbourhood and often helped out at a sports program for at-risk youth.

Local residents describe her as young, smart, mature for her age, who was helpful. She is also described as well-liked. Friends describe her as generous and happy. 

Family members stated that she was just a young girl who was active in the community and who hated violence. 

Shyanne is survived by many loving friends and relatives and by many others who lament her death. 

God help us. Jesus, Mary and all saints and all angels pray that we are saved from the freaks who hold no value to life. They are the lost ones.  Who, with a soul, shoots into a crowd of strangers?

Pray for those who die young and unjustly. Pray for those who barely had a chance to live. 

Let us pray that Shyanne Charles is in heaven. Let us pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen

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