Rapper Smoke Dawg was killed Saturday night in Toronto.
The 21-year-old musician (real name: Jahvante Smart), who opened for Drake on his 2017 Boy Meets World European tour, has been identified as one of the victims in a triple shooting.
CP24, a 24-hour local news channel, says three people (two men and one woman) were shot outside Cube Nightclub in the Entertainment District, shortly before 8 p.m. local time.
Toronto Police confirmed Sunday in a statement that both men — Smart and Ernest Modekwe, 28, a producer known as Koba Prime — succumbed to their injuries. Post-mortem examinations are scheduled for Tuesday, police said. The woman, who wasn’t identified, is expected to recover from her injuries.
USA TODAY has reached out to the rapper’s representative.
Drake paid tribute to the fellow Canadian musician in an Instagram story on Saturday: “All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being extinguished lately is devastating,” he wrote, over of a picture of himself performing with Smoke Dawg. “I wish peace would wash over our city. So much talent and so many stories we never get to see play out. Rest up Smoke.”
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SOURCE: USA Today, Carly Mallenbaum