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Toronto sources reported that Canadian rapper Smoke Dawg has been shot dead here in an incident which left another man and a woman injured. As per report Smoke was 21. Toronto Police Operations Centre said on Twitter "Multiple shots" were fired in the Entertainment District of the city on Saturday evening. Meanwhile one of the two male victims succumbed to his injuries, the two suspects may have fled in a black SUV or a white car.
Moreover Mustafa the Poet, a Canadian spoken word artist, announced the news of his friend's death on Twitter. He wrote "Smokey is gone, may our prayers follow him to heaven." Smoke Dawg's death comes just weeks after XXXTentacion, a US rapper, was shot dead in Florida. Furthermore as a tribute to Smoke Dawg, Toronto based rapper Drake shared a message along with an image on Instagram.
He wrote "All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being
extinguished lately are devastating. He wishes peace would wash over our city,
so much talent and so many stories we never get to see play out. Rest up Smoke".
Smoke Dawg, of Trinidadian, Jamaican and Somalian heritage, was part of an up
and coming group of rappers called Halal Gang. Further he gained success with
hit song "Still" three years ago and later collaborated with American
hip hop artiste French Montana and the UK's Skepta.