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Toronto police release video of gunfight that claimed life of young rapper

Last Updated May 28, 2020 at 3:08 pm EDT

Toronto police have released video of a gunfight that claimed the life of an up-and-coming rapper known as Houdini.

Det.-Sgt. Andy Singh says suspects in a rental vehicle were lying in wait for 21-year-old Dimarjio Jenkins on Tuesday afternoon.

He says a suspect got out of the vehicle and exchanged gunfire with two of Jenkins’ “associates,” including a 15-year-old boy.

Singh says Jenkins was shot and killed, while the teenager was wounded and is facing firearms charges.

A 27-year-old woman who Singh says was an innocent bystander was struck by a stray bullet and suffered minor injuries, while others — including a six-year-old boy — were narrowly missed by gunfire.

Police say the rental vehicle — a blue Volkswagen Tiguan — was later found north of the city, burnt out.

Officers are asking anyone with information to come forward.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 28, 2020.

The Canadian Press