Rapper Houdini Biography, Rapper Houdini Wiki
Rapper Houdini was an up and coming rapper from Canada who was shot and killed in broad daylight in the Entertainment District of Toronto on Tuesday. He was 21.
“This was very brazen,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said, as reported by CP24. While all three victims were transported to a local hospital, Saunders confirmed at 6:30 p.m. local time that the 21-year-old had succumbed to his injuries. Police said that the incident appears to have been targeted and that the suspected shooters were waiting in their car for about 40 minutes before taking fire.
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“It turns out the suspect vehicle, based on the evidence we have right now, was waiting for about 40 minutes for the occupants of another vehicle to arrive at their vehicle,” Saunders said. “When they did, the suspect vehicle made a U-turn, came out, and started firing at this group of individuals.”
Rapper Houdini Age
He was 21 years old.
Family, Early Life
Houdini, who grew up in Brampton, told his parents that he wanted to be a rapper, they were not having it. He told Complex, “They were not feeling that when I told them the first time. Like, ‘What? You wanna be a what?’ They weren’t f***ng with that. They thought I was going to be some waste little rapper trying to make it… They wanted me to be a lawyer, but I knew privately I wasn’t gonna be one. I was either gonna be on some finesse s*** or… I just knew I was gonna do something.”
Who is Suspect Killer Houdini Rapper Toronto
Saunders is asking for help for anyone that saw anything at the time of the shooting. On Tuesday night, he said, “What we’re asking for right now, anyone that was in the area of King and Peter Street or on Wellington and Peter Street, in between those areas, if you saw anything that happened during this occurrence to please call us right now.”
A firearm has been recovered at the scene, and the suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a blue Volkswagon Titan, which took westbound on Front Street before heading north on Spadina Avenue, police said.
“The suspect vehicle was actually facing northbound at one point in time and then came around and started shooting at the victims, in this particular case, as they were about to get into their vehicle,” Saunders added. “That vehicle is not here either. So we’re trying to locate both vehicles: the victims’ vehicle as well as the suspects’ vehicle.”
A witness told CP24 that he heard around 6 to 10 gunshots before police arrived on the scene. “What we heard was like a bunch of fireworks,” the witness said. “It was quite startling and then you hear all the sirens afterward. I think a lot of people have power outages in this area too, so people were out for a walk I guess. It’s quite shocking to see in this area.”
Houdini Death and Cause of Death
His death was confirmed by fellow Toronto rapper Tony Yanez, who wrote on Instagram, “I’m trying, and I can’t fight the tears from falling .. I can’t even find the words for a speech right now .. YALL TOOK MY F***ING N**** AND ALL HE WANTED TO DO WAS LIVE !!!!!! #RIP Houdini 4 Ever!”
Toronto Police Operations tweeted on May 26 that the shooting took place at around 4 p.m. local time on King Street West and Peter Street, just outside the Bisha Hotel & Residences on Blue Jays Way. There was a total of three victims shot: Houdini, a 15-year-old boy, and a 27-year-old woman. Both the boy and woman are expected to recover from their injuries.
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