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Teen wanted on firearm charges connected to downtown shooting of rapper

Last Updated Jun 3, 2020 at 7:16 am EDT

A Toronto police cruiser is seen in an undated photo. CITYNEWS/Dilshad Burman

Toronto police say a 17-year-old is wanted on firearm charges connected to the brazen daylight shooting killed a rapper and injured two others.

The teen is wanted on several firearm charges on a Canada-wide warrant.

Dimarjio Jenkins, a local rapper who went by the name Houdini, was pronounced dead shortly after a shooting near the intersection of King and Peter streets just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

A 15-year-old boy with Jenkins and a 27-year-old woman, who was an innocent bystander, were also injured in the shooting.

The teenage suspect is believed to have been an associate of Jenkins and is believed to be the person captured on security cameras in a nearby restaurant moments after the shooting occurred.

No other suspects have been identified at this time.

The vehicle involved in the shooting, a blue Tiguan, was later found burned out in York Region.

Video footage released of the gunfight shows a six-year-old boy and his mother narrowly missing being struck by bullets.

Note: Toronto police had received judicial authorization to identify the 17-year-old but that expired at 7 a.m. on June 3. He cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.