Campbell Smith, 23, (left) and Conor Colangelo, 24, (right) pictured in a spliced photograph. (Credit/Facebook)
Toronto’s Leaside residents are asking why one of the their own owned a long gun, following the accidental shooting death of a 23-year-old Wednesday night.
Police were called to a house on Rykert Crescent at 10:30 pm, where paramedics found a Campbell Smith suffering a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was pronounced dead after being rushed to the Sunnybrook trauma centre.
His 24-year-old friend Conor Colangelo has been taken into custody.
Leaside councillor Jon Burnside said that early indications point to the fact that the two men were simply “horsing around” with gun when it accidentally went off.
The fact that the reportedly wonderful family – a father, mother and three sons – were legal long gun owners shocked and surprised neighbours in the area.
Is it necessary for a family living in a quiet area of mid-Toronto to own a long gun? Do you feel safer knowing that your neighbour owns a gun?