Toronto police make arrest in block party shooting that left two people dead
Police officers huddle around a forensics identification truck the day after a mass shooting in Toronto on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Published Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:42PM MDT
TORONTO -- Toronto police say they've made an arrest in a deadly shooting at a suburban block party.
Police say 19-year-old Nahom Tsegazab has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.
Tsegazab was reportedly injured in the brazen shootout that killed two people and injured 24 others.
Police say he is being held in custody.
The shootout on Monday -- which killed 14-year-old Shyanne Charled and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay -- has sparked fears of American-style gun wars.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says increasing police presence is not the answer, adding community leaders need to consider alternative approaches.