Many gathered to attend a candlelight vigil in Lawrence Heights on Wednesday night to honour Shane Stanford a YMCA health and fitness worker that was gunned down Oct. 7.
During the vigil where Stanford was celebrated it was also where they raised awareness of the ongoing gun violence that is haunting the city of Toronto.
It’s Toronto’s 58th homicide of the year which has called for action on the gun violence in the city.
Between 2014 and 2019 shootings have increased by 178 per cent from 177 in 2014 to 492 in 2019 with 2020 at 402 with another two months to go.
The gun violence in the city has been on a rise the past few years as it continues to climb up with the number of shootings every year.