Hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to O'She Doyles-Whyte, one of two teens shot dead in Toronto’s northwest region two weeks ago.
During a memorial service on Sunday, Pastor Marcelle James called on the young people living in the city to understand the toll that violence takes.
"I want to solidify among our young generation today, who live in a desensitized culture of violence, that life is precious, it is a miracle," James said.
The 16-year-old Toronto teen was shot alongside 15-year-old Kwame Duodu, at the Yorkwoods Village housing complex on the afternoon of Aug. 23.
Police have said that they believe they have obtained images of the suspects in the double homicide. No arrests have been made so far.
The families of the two slain teenagers have appealed for people with information about the double homicide to come forward to police.