Toronto hip hop lost one of its most promising rap stars on the rise in Jane and Finch’s Houdini. In the CP24 News report the outlet stated the following description of what went down in Toronto’s downtown streets. gunfire erupted outside a hotel in Toronto’s Entertainment District in broad daylight Tuesday.
“This was very brazen,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters at the scene.
Toronto police responded to multiple calls about the sound of gunfire at King Street and Blue Jays Way sometime after 4 p.m.
Officers arrived at the scene to find a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Two other victims were located a short time later.
Police said three people were rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds. A 21-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were transported in critical condition, while a 27-year-old woman was transported in serious condition, police said.
At around 6:30 p.m., Saunders confirmed that the 21-year-old victim died of his injuries. The chief initially said the victim who died was 16 years old, but police later corrected his age.
Toronto rapper Tory Lanez let everyone know worldwide how this has hit him close by going on Instagram with a statement.
“I’m trying , and I can’t fight the tears from falling .. i can’t even find the words for a speech right now .. YALL TOOK MY FUCKING NIGGA AND ALL HE WANTED TO DO WAS LIVE !!!!!! #RIP Houdini 4 Ever !
Philly rapper Meek Mill also showed his condolences for the Toronto artist on his Instagram saying…I Rocked WIT YOUNGBULL VIBE AS A PERSON RIP! PRAYERS TO HIS SIDE!
Check out his latest music video below!
Horrendous news about the artist Houdini.
Though I didn’t know him, I was witness to a FaceTime conversation he had with someone he had never spoken to before and he was exceptionally kind.
— Brittlestar (@brittlestar) May 27, 2020
— 𝙼 𝚘 𝚕 𝚍 𝚑 𝚊 𝚗 𝚍 𝚜 🦠 (@MOLDHANDS) May 27, 2020
— jvff3ry (@SanaOfAWhat) May 27, 2020
Another young talented artist from Toronto Murdered. And people wonder why whenever people make it from the city they move stateside; y’all killing everybody off for no reason. RIP Houdini pic.twitter.com/padRuAGSIY
— Tyrell (@Rell818) May 27, 2020
Toronto is truly embarrassing today, RIP Houdini. pic.twitter.com/0HMWAWjCBH
— elsa (@1kchloe) May 27, 2020
WorldWide Entertainment TV Toronto Host, Brooklyn, speaks about the death of the promising rising star for her city below.