16-year-old shot standing in his own doorway

Keyon Campbell was playing video games with friends when his mom asked him to warm up the car for her. It was late, cold and she wanted to drive the boys home.



Seconds later, the 16-year-old was gunned down in his doorway, car keys in hand.


Campbell stumbled back inside and collapsed in the hallway around 1:20 a.m. yesterday. His mother and aunt ran to his side and attempted CPR until an ambulance arrived at the townhouse complex on Empringham Drive in the Morningside and Sheppard avenues area.

He was pronounced dead in hospital shortly after.

Police believe it may be a case of mistaken identity. Or Campbell may have just been "in the wrong place at the wrong time," Det. Hank Idsinga told a news conference yesterday afternoon.

At the news conference, Idsinga made a plea for anyone who may have seen or heard something to contact police. "It’s disgusting. It’s a terrifying thing," Idsinga said.


  • Keyon Campbell is the city’s 80th homicide; half of them have been shooting deaths. With four weeks left in the year, Toronto is on track to break its 1991 record of 89 homicides.