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Man with Vincentian roots killed in Canada

Man with Vincentian roots killed in Canada

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Diquan Olive-Service of Toronto, a man with Vincentian roots was shot and killed in Toronto on Sunday night.

The 27-year-old man was was shot on a street in a residential area of Toronto early on Monday morning; the second homicide the street has seen in a span of eight days, reported on Monday June 21.

According to the report, Toronto paramedics were called to Clearview Heights, off Trethewey Drive, at 12:35 a.m. Monday for reports a male had been shot.

Olive-Service was found with multiple gunshot wounds and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Several residents of the area told CP24 they heard multiple gunshots ring out at about 12:30 a.m.

The man is known in the Vincentian community as “Pookie” and is described by persons who knew him well as a fun loving partygoer who was extremely helpful and never bothered anyone.

Leon “DJ Fusion” Foyle wrote on Facebook, “Every murder is senseless but this one really doesn’t make any sense. Y’all would watch a person with a disability someone with a speech impediment and gun him down.

“This one really hurts. Pokie never trouble no one he was the first one in a party and the last one to leave helped all the promoters hand out flyers, never did anything to piss of no one. Sad. Yesterday June 20th is always a ruff day for me, when I say a prayer for Andy and Marlon RIP, now Pookie. RIP Pookie.”

[STORY UPDATED AT 10:30 am on June 22, 2021 is additional information]