A gathering to honour the late Toronto rapper Houdini ended in a shootout on Tuesday night. According to Toronto police, two men were injured after shots were fired during a memorial service for the hip hop artist. One of the victims is reportedly now in hospital with serious injuries.
According to the Toronto Police, officers were called to Jane Street and Wilson Avenue at around 11:30 p.m. after reports of multiple shots in the area.
CBC reported that a large crowd had assembled in a parking lot of a strip mall on Beverly Hills Drive to remember the rapper. It is unclear at the moment what the motive was behind the shooting.
Investigators discovered over 30 shell casings at the scene, suggesting that multiple firearms were involved in the incident.
Police reported that most of the witnesses left the scene before they could be questioned.
The two injured men, one in his 40s and another in his 20s, later admitted themselves to a nearby hospital.
Both individuals were reportedly suffering from gunshot wounds, with one in serious condition.
Investigators are asking for anyone with information on the case to contact 31 Division or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers (416) 222-8477.
SHOOTING: Jane St & Wilson Ave - reports of multiple gunshots heard in the area - reports of people fleeing the are… https://t.co/BDkkpC9vwu— Toronto Police Operations (@Toronto Police Operations)1591760793.0
Narcity has reached out to Toronto police for further comment on the investigation, but have yet to hear back.
Houdini, whose real name was Dimarjio Jenkins, was killed during a daylight shooting in the Entertainment District in May. The 21-year-old was believed to have been targeted.
A 15-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman were also injured during the incident.
News of the up-and-coming musician's death sent shockwaves through the rap scene, with many big names taking to social media to pay tribute to Houdini.
Even Canadian Rapper Tory Lanez took to Instagram to share his heartbreak over the tragedy.