Andrea White’s murder a ‘tragic, random act of violence’
ABOVE: Large crowd gathers to mourn the death of Andrea White
TORONTO – Andrea White, 33, was killed Saturday while outside of her Scarborough home. Today, police suggested she was an innocent victim of a random shooting.
She was in her garage at the time when police say a white SUV drove by, made a u-turn and drove past again, slowing down outside of White’s home.
Someone began shooting at the house from the car and White was wounded. She was taken inside by family and friends where she died.
Michael Davani, 21, and Alwayne Bigby, 23, have been charged with first-degree murder.
Toronto Police Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga suggested at a Wednesday evening press conference that the shooting followed a memorial for Kwado Mensah – a man who was killed in the same co-op last April.
Idsinga said the two accused were at the memorial in the west-end of the city before driving to the Forest Creek Co-op and firing shots. Idsinga said he believes the shooting was motivated by anger over Mensah’s death.
“This homicide is tragic on so many levels. Ms. Andrea White did not deserve what happened,” Deputy Chief Peter Sloly said Wednesday. “Her death has sent ripples throughout her family, the forest creek co-op, the surrounding neighbourhood and indeed right across the city.”
A vigil has also been planned for Wednesday evening.
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