Canadian rapper Houdini has died after the 21-year-old was gunned down outside a hotel in the downtown area of Toronto.
The fast rising rapper was one of three people – a woman, 27, and a 15-year-old boy were the two other victims – taken to hospital with injuries but he was pronounced dead.
Toronto Police believe it was targeted shooting after gunfire broke out outside the hotel sometime after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Toronto Police, Chief Mark Saunders described the shooting as “very brazen” and revealed cops responded to reports of gunfire yesterday evening. Saunders said;
“It turns out the suspect vehicle, based on the evidence we have right now, was waiting for about forty minutes for the occupants of another vehicle to arrive to their vehicle.
“When they did, the suspect vehicle made a U-turn, came out, and started firing at this group of individuals.”
“This was very brazen, this offence that took place,” he said. “However, it’s very solvable…
“There was a driver of the suspect vehicle and we know that the shooter got out on the passenger side.”
A firearm was reportedly recovered from the scene and police are appealing for people with information to come forward.
Fellow Toronto rapper, Tory Lanez took to Instagram to react to Houdini’s death. He wrote;
“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 F***ING N**** AND ALL HE WANTED TO DO WAS LIVE !!!!!! #RIP Houdini 4 Ever!”
Late rapper, Houdini, is best known for tracks including Late Nights, Myself, and Backseats, he was one of Canada’s most-streamed independent rappers with 19.2 million plays on Spotify in 2019.