Victim’s mother says he went to watch fight, ended up being shot and killed
CBC News Posted: Oct 07, 2014 2:37 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 07, 2014 7:02 PM ET
Things were looking good for Zaid Yousif.
He had just turned 17 last Friday and been given a BMW to drive. That followed a recent trip to Europe to visit family.
Yousif was in his last year of high school and holding down a part-time job at Canadian Tire, saving up money for the future.
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“Zaid was on the road to success,” his friend Munir Andreyos said in an interview with CBC News on Tuesday.
But days after his birthday, Yousif, a student at Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School, was dead. The teenager was one of two high-school students shot dead in northwest Toronto in a shocking double homicide on Monday.
Toronto police said the shooting that killed Yousif and a student from James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School was targeted.
But Yousif’s mother, Jina Samouie, told CBC News on Tuesday that police had told her Yousif had gone to watch a fight and attempted to flee when guns came out.
“They said in the newspaper … they killed him, like, not by accident, but this is not right,” she said.
Andreyos said that Yousif wasn’t someone who went looking for a fight.
“He wasn’t a bully, he was nothing like that,” he said. Continue reading