Second GTA suspect arrested in September for shooting woman outside London home

London police have arrested a second suspect from the Greater Toronto Area in connection with the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old woman outside her home last September.

The victim, Lynda Marques, had just pulled into her driveway on Wateroak Drive in north London

on the evening of September 10 when she was ambushed in an attack captured by surveillance cameras.

Investigators have previously said three suspects arrived at the home in a stolen vehicle minutes before the murder. Two of the suspects then got out and opened fire on Marques while she was still in her vehicle.

Last week, police announced the arrest of 18-year-old Ammar Patel in connection with the shooting.

However, the other suspects persisted.

In a press release issued on Thursday, London police confirmed they have now detained a second GTA suspect in connection with the case.

That suspect, identified as 23-year-old Osman Ali Afandy, was arrested in Regina on Wednesday.

He is charged with first degree murder in the death of Marques.

Police said they believe Afandy was the driver of a gray Ford Fusion seen on the day of the stolen vehicle shooting.

Authorities said investigators believed all three suspects eventually left London in the Ford Fusion after abandoning the stolen vehicle.

The motive for Marques’s murder remains unclear.

Friends previously told CTV London that Marques was kind and smart and had recently opened her own botox clinic.

“Why this happened to Lynda is a central part of our investigation,” Acting Detective Superintendent Alex Krygsman told reporters at a news conference last week.

Police have previously said they believe the three suspects traveled to London from the GTA on Sept. 9 and left the city immediately after the Sept. 10 shooting.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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