Two people are dead and three are injured after a shooting broke out at a Toronto nightclub during an after-party for Drake’s popular OVO Fest, the Toronto Star reports.
The two deceased people were in their 20s and 30s, according to the Star.
Three others were injured. Police said the shooting started at 3:30 a.m., according to the CBC.
OVO fest is a concert held every year in Toronto and hosted by Drake. Drake takes tons of pride in the event as he is from Canada, and quite often makes music about Toronto. In fact, his upcoming album “Views from the 6” is referring to an area code in the city.
A shooting also broke out at the event in 2014, leaving one man being hospitalized.
Knowing there was a history of violence at the event, police came in full force, even stationing extra officers at the club.
“We did our best to prevent such a thing from happening. In fact, we called extra resources down to the area in advance, just to provide extra security,” Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly told CBC. “Unfortunately, this tragic event took place.”
CBC reported that it wasn’t clear whether Drake was in the club during the shooting.
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