Update: 14-year-old charged – Toronto homicide 34 & 35 – Police investigate the fatal shooting of Delroy “George” Parkes, and Seymour Gibbs

The Toronto 2024 Homicide Victim List is available here

Toronto police responded to a call for a shooting in the parking lot of North Albion Collegiate Institute on June 2, 2024, at approximately 10:53 p.m.

On arrival police and paramedics located 5 people suffering from injuries. All victims were transported to hospital where Delroy “George” Parkes, 61, of Woodstock was declared deceased.

Police said it is alleged that a group of men were gathered in the parking lot area after a soccer game when a dark pickup truck arrived in the parking lot. Two suspects got out and shot at the group of men before fleeing the area in the truck.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, a second victim succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Seymour Gibbs, 46, of Toronto. 

Victims: Delroy “George” Parkes (Left), Seymour Gibbs (Right)

Two suspects are outstanding and police are appealing to the public for any information. 

Update: Toronto police announced, in the early morning hours of June 3, 2024, officers became involved in a stolen vehicle investigation in the same area where a stolen truck collided with an empty parked vehicle. The driver of the stolen truck attempted to flee but was arrested by officers after a short foot pursuit. Investigators determined that the youth was one of the suspects involved in the shootings.

On Monday, June 24, 2024, a 14-year-old male youth, of Toronto, was charged with:

  1. two counts of First Degree Murder
  2. seven counts of Attempted Murder

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.