Hot New Hip Hop reported today that the Toronto rapper, Houdini, was shot and killed in his hometown this week. Dimarjio Antonio Jenkins, also known by his rap name, Houdini, was murdered in the Entertainment District of Downtown Toronto this past week.
Reportedly, Houdini was on his way up in the rap game, including through the formation of close relationships with big named artists in the area like Tory Lanez, Killy, and other creative forces in Toronto, Canada. Unfortunately, his death put a stop to his creative journey.
Just a few hours after news of his death went viral, social media users began expressing their support for Houdini and his family during this tragic time. Some of the posts came from artists such as Meek Mill, Tory Lanez, and more.
The Toronto Police Chief, Mark Saunders, said the shooting was targeted. The authorities claim the suspect waited for Houdini for forty minutes in a blue vehicle. When the assailant saw Houdini, they shot a gun at him, and then fled the scene.
There were two other people hurt, including a 27-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy. Thankfully, the police say they’re on their way to a speedy recovery. Sources claim that authorities also found what they believe is the murder weapon.
As hip-hop fans know, this won’t be the only time a rapper was shot and killed in the last year. Another rising star in the industry, Pop Smoke, had his home invaded by a group of men who shot and killed him near the beginning of the year.
It was one of the biggest tragedies in the hip-hop community. Many stars, entertainers, rappers, and celebrities close to the scene, commemorated the rapper’s tragic passing on social media, including 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj, just to name a few.
Both parties, Nicki and 50 Cent, claimed the murder was likely motivated by jealousy and resentment. Additionally, Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in March 2019 outside of his LA clothing store. His death took the hip-hop world by surprise and he was trending on social media for weeks.