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16-year-old charged in Danzig shootings

12/04/2012 03:11 EST | Updated 02/03/2013 05:12 EST
Toronto police have charged a 16-year-old male in connection to the shootings on Danzig Street that left two dead and 23 wounded.

The teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with:

- Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.

- Unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon.

- Use of firearm to commit an indictable offence.

- Threatening death.

He cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Nahom Tsegazab, 19, has already been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection to the Danzig Street violence of July 16. Shaquan "Bam Bam" Mesquito, 18, faces a pair of first-degree murder charges.

The shooting shocked the city and claimed the lives of Shyanne Charles, 14, and 23-year-old Joshua Yasay. Police say both were innocent victims caught in the crossfire and not part of the dispute that caused the shooting.

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