London police have charged two more people in the death of a teenager who was shot at a bush party in southwest London last weekend.
Dylan Schapp, 19, and Carlos Guerra Guerra, 20, both of London, are charged with second-degree murder in the the July 31 killing of 18-year-old Josue Silva, police said Saturday. Both men are also charged with assault with a weapon.
The announcement comes one day after police laid the same charges against Emily Atlmann, 19, who was ordered to be held in custody on Friday until her next court appearance on Monday.
Schapp and Guerra were arrested Friday night and appeared in court Saturday, a police spokesperson said.
London police responded around 1:15 a.m. on July 31 to a report of a seriously injured person at a large gathering near Pack Road and Grand Oak Cross, where an 18-year-old male was found suffering from a gunshot wound and taken to hospital where he died, police said.
According to the emergency dispatch reviewed by The Free Press, paramedics were called around 1:15 a.m. for a report of a male shot with a firework, causing a gash to his back and chest.
The call-taker later provided an update with paramedics estimated to be 10 minutes from the hospital, saying the male had a gunshot to the upper gastric region and no vital signs.
Police say the investigation into the Silva’s death is ongoing and are asking anyone with information to call 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Silva graduated from Saunders secondary school and was going into his second-year at Western University.
The University Students’ Council (USC) released a statement saying it was “heartbroken” to learn of Silva’s death.
“Our thoughts are with Josue’s friends and family, and the fellow students who have been impacted by this tragic event. During this time, we must lean on one another as we mourn this loss as a community,” the USC said.
Silva’s death is the ninth homicide of the year in London, up from four in all of 2020. Police have laid charges in all of this year’s homicides.