Family 'upset' by reports eight bullets hit Sammy Yatim on streetcar
The family of an 18 year old who died after being shot by police on a Toronto streetcar says they are ``distressed'' by reports the young man was hit by eight bullets.
The Special Investigations Unit has said Sammy Yatim was shot ``multiple times'' and Tasered, and has charged Const. James Forcillo with second-degree murder in his death.
Yatim's shooting was captured on surveillance and cellphone videos, on which nine shots can be heard following shouts for him to drop a knife.
The Toronto Sun and the Toronto Star are now reporting that their sources say eight of those shots actually struck Yatim.
A spokeswoman for the coroner's office says they can legally only disclose information about their investigations to family members and others involved.
The family released a statement saying they have no knowledge or information to verify the media reports as they haven't seen a copy of a coroner's report.