TORONTO – Two people are dead and three others are in hospital following an overnight shooting that began inside a Toronto nightclub and spilled onto the streets outside.
Police say they responded to a call about shots being fired at about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Muzik nightclub on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).
Supt. Frank Bergen said the victims are a male and a female in their 20s and 30s — one was pronounced dead at the scene while the second victim was pronounced dead in hospital.
“We also have three (victims) that have gone to different hospitals with various injuries,” Bergen said to reporters gathered at the scene.
Bergen also said police believe there may be others victims and urged them to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
“We do believe that there could be other victims so we do appeal that if anybody does need assistance of if they have any information to pass it on to us now.”
The nightclub was hosting the official OVO Fest afterparty featuring Toronto rapper Drake. It is not known whether he was at the nightclub at the time of the shooting.
It was a “well-run event with lots of police officers around the area,” said Bergen.
“We’re satisfied at this point that the organization involved was doing their best and this did occur at approximately 3:30 a.m. as things were shutting down for the evening.”
There was no immediate word on suspects or arrests, nor any information about what led to the gunfire.