Saturday, July 16, 2016

Toronto- Abdirizak Hersi in critical condition after drive-by shooting in West End

Prayers poured in on social media for a victim in Wednesday's fatal drive-by shooting in the Jane and Sheppard area, identified by police Thursday as 20-year-old Abdirizak Hersi.

In a Facebook post Thursday, Hersi's older brother, Abdi, wrote that he had stayed late at work on Wednesday and received a life-changing phone call on his way home.

"Rizak is in critical condition... Come to Sunnybrook," said the person on the other end before abruptly hanging up.

Abdi said he made his way to the hospital tearful and in shock. He was only mid-way there when he was told, "Go home, he's dead; coroner won't let you see him."
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