TORONTO RAPPER HOUDINI IDENTIFIED AS VICTIM IN FATAL DOWNTOWN SHOOTING

Investigators recovered a gun at the scene, police chief calls killing 'very solvable'

Houdini released his latest project in March. Prominent artists including Tory Lanez, Meek Mill and Nav promoted his music during his brief career. (Houdini/Instagram)

The man killed in a daylight shooting in Toronto’s entertainment district has been identified by police and on social media as the up-and-coming rapper Houdini.

Dimarjio Jenkins, 21, was shot in the area of King Street West and Peter Street on Tuesday afternoon. A boy, 15, and a woman, 27, were also injured in the shooting, which police have characterized as a targeted attack.

News of Jenkins’s death set off a wave of tributes from prominent musicians, including the rappers Tory Lanez and Meek Mill.

Jenkins was considered a rising star in Toronto’s rap scene. His songs were streamed nearly 20 million times on Spotify in 2019.

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