Police release image of two suspects in Trevor Seraphine homicide
Seraphine, 17, was shot multiple times in Etobicoke on Saturday morning
CBC News Posted: Mar 22, 2015 2:29 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 23, 2015 11:58 AM ET
Trevor Seraphine, 17, was shot and killed in Toronto early on March 21, 2015. (Facebook)
Investigators have released an image of two suspects sought in the killing of a Toronto high-school student in Etobicoke this weekend.
Toronto police were called to the scene of a shooting outside 44 Willowridge Rd., just after 2 a.m. on Saturday.
Toronto police released this image on Sunday, which they say shows two suspects being sought in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trevor Seraphine. (Toronto Police Service)
At the scene, they found 17-year-old Trevor Seraphine suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The Grade 12 student was rushed to a Toronto hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say that Seraphine was shot during “a violent altercation” with two unknown men.
On Sunday evening, police released an image of two male suspects being sought in the shooting.
Police say that one of the suspects is a brown male, who wore track pants and a brown, hooded sweatshirt. In the image, he appears to be holding a gun.
The second suspect is described by police as a black male who has a receding hairline. He has short, cropped hair and wore a white sweatshirt and light pants.
‘He died under my care’
On Sunday, the victim’s sister, Xabie Seraphin, told CBC News that police have said her brother was shot five times and he may have been mistakenly targeted.
“They told me, ‘Wrong place, wrong time,'” Seraphin said.
Xabie Seraphin is hoping to use crowdfunding to raise enough money to pay for her brother’s funeral. (CBC)
She said he had been visiting an ex-girlfriend and hung out with some friends before he was shot.
“How do you treat a kid like a piece of meat and give him five bullets in his chest?” she said Sunday.
Seraphin said her brother planned to graduate from Martingrove Collegiate this spring and he aspired to be a mechanical engineer.
“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and the entire North Albion and Martingrove communities,” said Toronto District School Board Communications Officer Ryan Bird on Monday. “Social workers are speaking with students at both schools today and will remain on-site for as long as they are needed.”
Seraphin had persuaded their mother to send her brother to Canada from St. Lucia, so he could have a better life.
“He died under my care,” she said fighting back tears.
When Trevor’s mother received the news of her son’s death back in St. Lucia, she ran out of the house screaming.
“I feel guilty, you know, I brought him here for a better life,” said Seraphin.
Now she is hoping to raise money through crowdfunding to pay for his funeral.
Police are still investigating Trevor Seraphine’s death. They are collecting surveillance video from the area where he was shot and are asking for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-7400. Information can also be passed on through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.
With files from CBC’s Michelle Cheung