A 14-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting of a Toronto teenager on the holiday weekend.

Yusuf Tifow, 16, was shot late Sunday evening. Toronto police were called to a building at 2240 Weston Rd., where they found him in a 19th-floor apartment.


Yusuf Tifow, 16, died after being shot on Sunday evening. (Submitted)

The teenager was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Tifow didn't live in the building where he was shot, but at a different apartment building on the other side of the Humber River.

On Tuesday, police said they had made an arrest in Tifow's death.

A 14-year-old boy faces a single charge of manslaughter. Because of his age, the accused cannot be publicly identified.

Police are crediting the public for coming forward to help with the investigation, which has led to charges being laid quickly.

CBC News has learned that there were a number of young people in the apartment on the night that Tifow died and that the shooting appeared to have been accidental. Police have recovered the gun that killed the teenager.

Tifow came from a family of five boys.

"His mom, the family, all of them are good people…it's unfortunate what happened here," family friend Abdi Ali told CBC News in an interview on Tuesday.

Ali said that Yusuf's death has left his family and the community reeling.

"This tragedy — I cannot talk, I do not know what to say."

With a report from the CBC's Ivy Cuervo