Another piece of sad news for the Hip-Hop fans. We have learned that Canadian rapper Smoke Dawg was gunned down last night outside a Toronto club.
Local news outlet CP24 reported that in fact, three people were shot around Queen Street West and Peter Street just before 8 PM.
‘Multiple shots were fired last night during a shooting incident outside the Cube nightclub on Queen Street, leaving one male victim dead, and another male and one female victim seriously injured. We’re currently searching for two suspects believed to have fled the scene in a black SUV or a white car.’
‘We are not releasing the names of any of the victims at this time,’ one rep for the Toronto Police Operations Centre exclusively told HollywoodLife.
The first person to confirm that the rapper was among the victims was his close pal Mustafa the Poet.
‘Smokey is gone, may our prayers follow him to heaven,’ he tweeted.
Fellow rapper Drake also took to social media to pay tribute to Smoke Dawg by posting a photo featuring him and his late friend and captioning it: ‘All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being extinguished lately is so devastating.’
‘I wish peace would wash over this city. So much talent and many stories we never get to see play out. Rest up Smoke.’
One eyewitness recalled hearing gunshots and went on to say about the shooting that ‘The scene turned chaotic. There were people running everywhere, 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.’ Rest in Peace, Smoke Dawg.