Girl, 15, charged with 1st-degree murder in July death of Toronto teen Caden Francis

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Toronto police say the girl was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of Caden Francis, 16, who died after a shooting in Scarborough.  (Jeremy Cohn - image credit)
Toronto police say the girl was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of Caden Francis, 16, who died after a shooting in Scarborough. (Jeremy Cohn - image credit)

A 15-year-old girl has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Toronto teen in July.

Toronto police say the girl was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of Caden Francis, 16, who died after a shooting in Scarborough.

The shooting happened on Antrim Crescent near Kennedy Road. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 6 p.m.

Police said at the time that officers found the boy suffering from serious injuries, and that bullet shell casings were located nearby.

Francis was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.

The girl's identity cannot be published in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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