TORONTO - Four men have been acquitted in the Boxing Day 2005 shooting death of 15-year-old Jane Creba in downtown Toronto.

The prosecutor told court today that following a pretrial ruling it was determined there was no reasonable prospect for a conviction against the four, who were facing manslaughter charges.

No evidence was called against Andre Thompson, Shaun Thompson, Vincent Davis and Andrew Smith, and the judge was left with no option but to acquit them.

However, three other accused - the alleged shooters in the case - still face charges of second-degree murder.

Creba was shopping with her mother and sister in the city's downtown when she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting between rival gangs.

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