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Two dead, three wounded in shooting at OVO Fest after-party

CNE nightclub was hosting party featuring Toronto rapper Drake


 

Two people are dead and three others are in hospital following an overnight shooting that began inside a Toronto nightclub and spilled onto the streets outside.

Police say they responded to a call about shots being fired at about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Muzik nightclub on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).

Supt. Frank Bergen said the victims are a male and a female in their 20s and 30s — one was pronounced dead at the scene while the second victim was pronounced dead in hospital.

“We also have three (victims) that have gone to different hospitals with various injuries,” Bergen said to reporters gathered at the scene.

Bergen also said police believe there may be others victims and urged them to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

“We do believe that there could be other victims so we do appeal that if anybody does need assistance of if they have any information to pass it on to us now.”

The nightclub was hosting the official OVO Fest afterparty featuring Toronto rapper Drake. It is not known whether he was at the nightclub at the time of the shooting.

It was a “well-run event with lots of police officers around the area,” said Bergen.

“We’re satisfied at this point that the organization involved was doing their best and this did occur at approximately 3:30 a.m. as things were shutting down for the evening.”

There was no immediate word on suspects or arrests, nor any information about what led to the gunfire.


 
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Two dead, three wounded in shooting at OVO Fest after-party

  1. The elephant in the room on these GTA shootings is the ‘visible sub-culture’ that too often appears in video of this and previous incidents. The sub-culture that keeps presenting itself mimics the ‘gangsta’ sub-culture usually associated with gun violence south of the border. Whether home grown or imported, it is an unwelcome bit of diversity in the traditional Canadian culture that once saw the benefit of laws and their adherence. My concern would be a general reluctance to identify the problem for what it is because it might be interpreted as the dreaded racial or ethnic profiling. As is often the case, it is neither. It is instead a race and ethnicity free set of cultural values that lean towards anarchy. “Everyone for themselves, the one with the most lethal weaponry rules”. That sub-culture, based more on the law of the jungle, than a system of democratically endorsed and enforce laws is the problem. More policing will not solve the problem, its the fundamental values of that sub-culture that needs fixing.

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