Remember when, if someone was shot on the streets of the GTA, neighbours would appear on TV saying something like “I’m shocked—you just don’t expect things like this to happen here?” Those were the good old days in Kensington Market. Violent crime has always been part of the area (usually it’s attributed to drugs or alcohol), but a spate of seemingly random shootings has neighbours a little freaked out. On May 15, a 24-year-old man was shot in the head at Augusta St. and College St. And the above images of five of the approximately 18 bullets fired in a shootout at Carr St. and Denison Ave. last Sunday morning. 19-year-old Jonathan Musse was found in alley suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Musse died of his injuries on Thursday, making him Toronto’s 27th homicide victim.
Photos by Andrew Kines