Man faces first-degree murder charges after Uber driver is killed in Toronto

A customer of one of the Uber drivers fatally shot in the Toronto suburb of Brampton last week, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is facing two charges of first-degree murder. The suspect, Kalian Flammia,…

Man faces first-degree murder charges after Uber driver is killed in Toronto

A customer of one of the Uber drivers fatally shot in the Toronto suburb of Brampton last week, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is facing two charges of first-degree murder.

The suspect, Kalian Flammia, was charged with killing Rufus Audu, 21, and Ibrahim Mohamed, 20, the Toronto Star reported.

Toronto Police said Audu and Mohamed were shot while attempting to exit a car just before 6 p.m. on Friday. Two of the five young men who were in the vehicle are believed to have been shot.

Police said they found one of the bodies at the scene and recovered the other just moments later.

A 23-year-old woman remains in critical condition in a Toronto hospital after being shot in the hand while returning to her car, police said. Her name was not released.

She told police she went to the scene after hearing gunfire. She was also initially thought to be an unintended victim.

The two bodies were then moved to an area church to be examined and discovered by the hospital staff.

Police had offered an $8,000 reward for information on the incident.

In an online statement following the shootings, an Uber spokesperson said they are “deeply saddened” by the shooting.

“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved in the incident,” spokesperson Susie Heath wrote. “The safety of everyone who uses Uber is Uber’s top priority.”

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