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Family of Lecent Ross, 14-year-old shot with illegal handgun, to speak to public

07/10/2015 10:37 EDT | Updated 07/10/2016 05:59 EDT
The family of a teen girl who was killed by a bullet fired from an illegal handgun will speak about their loss at some time today. The time was originally set at noon but the family has delayed that.

Lecent Ross was shot in a home on Jamestown Crescent, near Martin Grove Road and Finch Avenue West in the city's northwest end, on Thursday morning.

Ross was shot in the upper body, according to police. Police and paramedics were called to the scene around 10:30 a.m. and the girl was raced to a trauma centre shortly after. She was pronounced dead later that morning.

Det. Rich Petrie told reporters on Thursday that the fatal gunshot came from an an "illegal, prohibited, semi-automatic handgun."

Petrie described Ross as "innocent" and the death as "suspicious."

Police will be releasing the results of an autopsy later today.

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