Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Friends 49-year-old dies after shooting in Toronto before ‘miracle’ was expected

A father and financial analyst who was fighting for his life after being shot outside his home in midtown Toronto on Sunday, police died on Wednesday, leaving friends and family in disbelief.

Ike Kaza, 49, was a friendly and sweet person who was not a risk-taker and was so concerned about COVID-19 that he would only get outside, said his friend Katia Miller.

“When I heard the news, I was shocked for him and his family and his four-year-old son and all the people who love and care for him,” Miller said.

“This is someone who was not involved in any kind of trouble or anything. He was afraid of COVID more than anyone. He was cautious and careful in everything in his life, ”said Miller.

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Toronto police were called to Avenue Road near Eglinton Avenue at about 10 p.m. Sunday before midnight. When officers arrived, they found a man with life-threatening injuries in a car behind the property.

Miller said Kaza had left his four-year-old son and was on his way home.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died on Wednesday.

“I was shaken. I was hoping for a miracle. I knew getting shot in the head isn’t something you can easily escape and you’re not going to be spotless, but I’m hoping for better results.” had been,” Miller said.

Flowers were dropped at Kaza’s house on Avenue Road on Friday, with neighbors calling the murder a complete surprise.

Kaza was a financial analyst. He completed his MBA from Rotman School of Business. He grew up in Nigeria but called Maryland home, where he worked as an accountant until he moved to Toronto at the age of 34.

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In an article on FT.com, he described his love for the stock market, saying that he wanted to come to the city to study because it was a financial center.

“The icing on the cake: I have the opportunity to live and explore the beautiful city of Toronto,” he wrote in the article.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. or who has video footage to contact police at 416-808-7400 or anonymously reach out to Crime Stoppers.

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