Rapper Smoke Dawg was reportedly shot and killed while in Toronto on Saturday night (June 29).
The young MC is reportedly one of three people shot while in Canada’s capital city but police are yet to confirm the news.
According to leading Toronto news company CP24, Police received multiple reports coming from the entertainment area of the city, more specifically outside the busy Cube nightclub. Apparently, two men and one woman were taken to hospital but one male later died of his injuries.
“Our investigators are on-scene right now trying to piece this together,” Const. David Hopkinson told CP24. “It is a large scene. We’re talking about the downtown core and Queen Street – one of the busiest streets on a very busy Canada Day weekend.”
“We heard multiple, multiple gunshots. They came in two sets. There was a set of three to four, four to five and then a pause and then another set of literally three to four, four to five,” one man told CP24.
“The scene just turned chaotic. There were people running everywhere, there were vehicles just trying to get out of the way. Down on Peter Street we just saw a mass of tourists – normal Saturday traffic on Queen Street – basically running scared for their lives. It was intense, it was very chaotic.”
Tributes are starting to arrive for the rapper, poet Mustafa wrote on Twitter: “The worst day of my life, I somehow keep finding a new worst. Smokey is gone, may our prayers follow him to heaven.”
On top of that, Drake wrote: “All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being extinguished lately is devastating. I wish peace would wash over our city. So much talent and so many stories we never get to see play out. Rest up Smoke,” on his Instagram.
Smokey is gone, may our prayers follow him to heaven