Mom of four killed in random shooting: Cops

Chris Jobe leads a prayer at a vigil Wednesday night for Andrea White, near where she was slain in...

Chris Jobe leads a prayer at a vigil Wednesday night for Andrea White, near where she was slain in her housing complex near Morningside and Old Finch Aves. on April 12, 2014. White's mother, Wendy White, wears a white T-shirt with her daughter's picture on it. (QMI Agency)

Maryam Shah, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:14 AM ET

TORONTO - A mother of four shot dead over the weekend was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, Toronto Police alleged Wednesday.

Andrea White — a 33-year-old killed last Saturday night while standing in her garage smoking with her husband – was an innocent victim and had nothing to do with the two men who drove into her housing complex at Morningside and Old Finch Aves., firing six shots in her general direction with one hitting her in the abdomen, homicide Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga alleged at a press conference at Toronto Police’s College St. headquarters.

One of the men recklessly fired a gun — in the same community where a friend was gunned down a year ago — out of anger, Idsinga alleged.

The two drove to the Grace Hartman Housing Co-op around 11 p.m. intending to cause harm and target the community in general, after attending a west-end memorial service for Kwado Mensah, a 20-year-old who was shot and killed last April in the same complex, he alleged.


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