Yesterday, a 16-year-old teenager allegedly wreaked havoc on Toronto's West Flea Market.
The boy shot and killed 65-year-old man Rocco Scavetta, an employee working at the market. Toronto Police reported to the scene around 3:30 PM after calls that there had been a shooting.
Shooting call— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) September 8, 2018
- Old Weston & St Clair
- reports of 1 male victim
- further when I have it#GO1665625 ^gl
They came to the scene and found the victim without vital signs. It was confirmed that Scavetta died at the scene.
One witness reported to CP24 that the shooting was a result of a robbery. The suspect shot his gun twice into the market. Reports claim that people nearby ran away for safety, so the market was likely busy at the time.
UPDATE; Victim has been pronounced deceased at the scene and Homicide has now taken carriage of the investigation. ^gl— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) September 8, 2018
Update looks like we have located the suspect and have him in custody further to follow. ^gl— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) September 8, 2018
Witnesses claim that the suspect "walked calmly" away from the market. Since then, Police have captured the suspect and taken him into custody. Since he is only 16-years-old, his identity has not been released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.