Two Left Dead and 23 Injured in a Block Part Shooting
On the heals of last nights massacre at a block party in Scarborough, which has left two dead and 22 injured, a community is crying out for solutions and mourning for victims.
After the Eatons Center shooting earlier this month, councilors began to look into a bullet ban. While council may have shot down the ban, Toronto Community Housing’s newly appointed Eugene E. Jones Jr. is calling for more co-operation from other levels of government.
In the fallout of the shooting TCHC is promising to evict anyone with a gun from Toronto’s public housing. Jones is known for turning around housing complexes across the US, most notably in Detroit.
“I’m going to make sure that I support my residents, be visible.” Jones says regarding to his night rounds conducted alongside Toronto police “They can ask me questions. If there’s issues I need to address I will do that. I also want to support my staff who have to manage that property who have gone through a traumatic experience.”
As Eugene E. Jones Jr settles in to Toronto and straps in to help turn public housing around, a community mourns the loss of two beloved members, taken from them by violence.
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