Drake’s 6ix annual OVO Fest ended in tragedy as a sporadic shooting occurred during the after-party at Muzik in Toronto.
The nightclub, located on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) and across the bridge from the Molson Amphitheatre, was the destination for Drake’s official gathering after his show ended at 11 p.m. on Monday night.
According to Billboard, Toronto Police Superintendent Frank Bergen said, “This is a sporadic shooting that did occur just before 3:30 this morning at 15 Saskatchewan. It’s the Muzik Nightclub.” He further added, “A well-run event with lots of police officers in and around the area, culminating on a large evening event that occurred over at the OVO Festival.”
Bergen confirms that one person died on the scene, while another was pronounced dead at the hospital. They were in their 20s and 30s, but couldn’t give any more details. Police also reveal that there are other victims.
The party, hosted by Drake and music by Charlie B., had doors open at 10 p.m. Bergen says the shooting originally occurred in the bar area, but the party got so packed that it spilled out into the streets. “South and north of this area we do have three separate crimes scenes,” he said. “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.”
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