Three others critically injured at event following the rapper's OVO Fest in the Canadian city
Two people have been killed and three others critically injured at an afterparty for Drake‘s OVO festival in Toronto.
The Canadian rapper’s own festival took place over the weekend in his hometown, drawing to a close on Monday night (August 3) with a headline set from Drake himself.
Billboard reports that a man and a woman were killed in a shooting in and around Toronto nightclub Muzik in the early hours of Tuesday morning (August 4). Both the deceased and the three other victims are believed to be in their 20s and 30s.
A member of the Toronto police force described the incident as “a sporadic shooting”, adding: “What occurred originally in the bar area had spilled out into the streets, so south and north of this area we do have three separate crimes scenes.”
“At this point we do know for certain that one or two [shootings] were in the nightclub and we believe the others were outside of that area. This is all unfolding now and we’re doing our investigation.”
Police believe there could be additional victims and are seeking information from the public.
The rapper was pictured wearing a ‘Free Meek Mill’ T-shirt during his rehearsals, making reference to a public feud between the pair last month (July) when Mill accused Drake of not writing his own lyrics.
Drake also performed his recent diss tracks ‘Charged Up’ and ‘Back To Back’ to a backdrop of memes mocking his hip-hop counterpart during the set.
Later in the performance, Drake was joined by West, who performed ‘All Day’ and a medley of hits. West also appeared with Travis Scott and Big Sean earlier in the day, calling for the crowd to make a moshpit during his performance with Scott.
Pharrell Williams, Future, and UK grime MC Skepta also made surprise appearances during Drake’s set.