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Scenes from 12 Division: Under seige by a surge in gang violence, residents in the tightly knit community of York South-Weston struggle to reclaim their neighbourhood

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Clemee Joseph, mother of Jarvis St. Remy, 18, who was shot and killed on May 1, pleads for his killer to come forward.

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Constable Sheraz Arshad makes note of a new gang tag for the Eglinton West Crips - seen in graffiti on the sidewalk.

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Rick Osborne, a former biker gang member, now lives in Newmarket and helps educate at-risk youth about gangs.

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Charlyn and Erika spend a Saturday morning at the Eglinton Flats community garden. Some area residents are afraid to go out at night but many believe being more involved with the community will help push out gangs.

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Five-year-old Tanya Reynolds was hit in the back by a stray bullet while playing in this backyard. The little girl survived.

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Clemee Joseph looks through a photo album of her son, 18-year-old Jarvis St. Remy, who was shot and killed May 1 at Dundas Street West and Howland Road.

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A bullet hole is seen in the wall inside the entrance way at 2468 Eglinton Avenue West were a male youth was shot in the leg during a drive-by.

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A woman walks through a field where 14-year-old Adrian Johnston was shot and killed. A memorial with bandanas, flowers and a teddy bear sit at the side of the road.

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Clemee Joseph and her 13-year-old son, Kasim St. Remy, display several T-shirts with pictures of Jarvis.

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Children play at Frontlines, a Weston Road community drop-in centre funded by private donations.

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Rian Scott, a Frontlines youth worker, helps the centre's children make breakfast.

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Constable Tony Correa inspects the scene of a drive-by shooting on Eglinton Avenue.

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Sgt. James Hogan and Police Constable Tony Correa survey the scene of an accident they came across during their regular bike patrol of 12 Division.

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