Family of man shot to death, left in abandoned vehicle in Toronto pleads for answers
"Somebody needs to say something. He was sitting here for so long."But on this day, this grieving mother said she feels worse than before. The makeshift memorial left here by the family for Amir has been taken away.
Two boys, 9 and 12 years old, were found dead late last night in Brampton, Ont., after Peel Region officers were dispatched to a home in a quiet residential neighbourhood.
The call came from someone inside the residence on Hiberton Crescent, said Const. Heather Cannon at a Thursday morning news conference at the scene.
Cannon declined to comment on how the boys may have died or if there were any obvious signs of physical trauma when officers arrived shortly after 11 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Neighbours said that two boys, Jonathan Bastidas, 12, and Nicholas Bastidas, 9, lived in the home with their mother, father and aunt.
2 killed, 1 injured after vehicle plunges off road into Harrison Lake, B.C.
RCMP say a boater saw the vehicle partially submerged on the edge of the lake and reported it to police around 10 a.m. Sunday. The two victims were found dead inside the vehicle. The third was found alive inside with undetermined injuries and was airlifted to hospital.RCMP say the vehicle appeared to leave the forestry service road at the 14-kilometre marker just south of Bear Creek Campground on the east side of the lake. The campground sits roughly 30 kilometres north of Agassiz.Investigators are still trying to determine whether the vehicle crashed Saturday night or Sunday morning, and what caused the crash.
One local resident said he saw two adults being led out of the house in handcuffs.
Peel police's homicide unit has taken over the investigation. They have not confirmed the identity of the victims.
Officers spent Thursday morning speaking with "occupants" who were in the home when police arrived, Cannon said.
"As far as the relationship to the boys and who were in the house, we're not speaking to that at this point because it's still early on and we're trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation," she added.
Investigators are still trying to piece together "the actual circumstances of what transpired" inside the home, Cannon said.
Father charged with 1st-degree murder in deaths of two boys
Father charged with 1st-degree murder in deaths of two boysBRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say a 52-year-old Brampton, Ont., man has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his two sons.
Police are expected to provide another update later Thursday.
Multiple neighbours told CBC News that Nicholas and Jonathan attended nearby St. Bonaventure Catholic School.
Nina Deabreu, an area resident, said the boys liked to play soccer together at the school, she told reporters.
"This is terrible," she said.
Deabreu described the Bastidas as a friendly family, and said she never heard of any issues coming from the home.
On Thursday morning, she went outside in the cold wet snow to see what was happening as police cruisers lined the street. She said the news that two boys were dead left her "in shock."
Zameena Hamid, who lives down the street from the Bastidas family, was awake when police and paramedics arrived to the home.
She said she would often speak with the "outgoing" family as they went for walks in the evening.
Hamid called the brothers "nice, happy kids" with a mischievous side.
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown called the situation "heart breaking."
"If this is indeed a case, domestic or familial related homicides, it is unfathomable," Brown said on Twitter.
"As a parent, I just can't comprehend this. The crisis that led to this is yet unknown. But our whole community is grieving."
Police said the incident marked Peel Region's 24th and 25th homicides this year.
Anyone with potentially valuable information is asked to contact the Peel police homicide unit or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.
6 charged in Toronto after police seize semi-automatic rifle, ammunition .
Toronto police have charged six people, including three teen boys, after officers searched a west end home and seized a Glock 9 mm semi-automatic rifle. In a news release on Sunday, police said officers found the rifle in a home in the Oakwood Avenue and Rogers Road area on Friday at about 5:30 p.m. as they were carrying out a search warrant.Police also found and seized 24 rounds of ammunition.Two men, 42 and 18, a woman, 41, and three teen boys, two of whom are 17 and a third who is 16, were arrested. They appeared in an Old City Hall courtroom in Toronto on Saturday.