There's been a gun problem in Toronto since the 1980s and it's only getting worse. Every time a young guy gets shot, his family tells everyone what a fantastic guy he was. Often, it seems, he had plans to be a doctor and even a leader in his community. The fact that he had already dropped out of school is of little concern.
This is the case again today when a 23 year old Gen Y guy was shot in what the police call "a drug deal gone bad".
The portrait of a young man dead in a drug deal stood in stark contrast to the picture of an eager student without enemies painted by his grieving family. ... "He was a good boy, a good boy," Dhinsa's uncle, Inderjit Heer, said yesterday..
"He was always laughing, always happy," said Manjinder Bains, engaged to Dhinsa's older sister. "He was really a good guy." It was a sentiment repeated over and over at the family home. "If kids are bad, you can always see the symptoms," Heer said. "But not with him. He was a good guy. ...
The uncle said Dhinsa had dropped out of high school, but entered Humber last fall. "He wanted to get a business diploma to open his own business," Heer said. "It was his dream."
Reference: The Toronto Star.