A post-mortem examination will be done Monday on the body of a Toronto woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting early Sunday.
31-year-old Jenas Nyarko moved to Canada from Ghana in 2001 and worked at a shelter.
Investigators say she was sitting in the backseat of a vehicle on her way home from a funeral when an SUV pulled up alongside and someone fired a single shot.
Police say the SUV had been circling the neighbourhood before the shooting.
They have released surveillance video of the suspect vehicle, which has been described as a silver or grey 2010 to 2016 Cadillac SUV with a sunroof.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders says the incident is indicative of what he calls a problematic “street gang subculture.”
According to Saunders, the city has seen five more shootings per month this year than last year.
He says it’s not a catastrophic situation but he still wants to lower the numbers.
There have been 47 homicides in Toronto so far this year — four of them within a 24-hour period this weekend.