Two people walked into a hospital with bullet wounds after a shooting took place at a vigil for rapper, Dimarjio Jenkins, who died from injuries sustained during a gunfight in the city’s downtown two weeks ago.
The Toronto Police Service confirmed that a shooting occurred in the same area where the vigil was taking place for Jenkins, who had his funeral earlier that day.
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On Tuesday at 11:46 pm, police reported a shooting at Jane Street and Wilson Avenue, where multiple gunshots were heard.
Police say that people were fleeing the area, and confirmed the shooting, as there was evidence of gunfire with multiple casings found.
Jane St & Wilson Ave
– reports of multiple gunshots heard in the area
– reports of people fleeing the area
– police o/s
– confirmed shooting
– evidence of gun fire, have found multiple casings in the area
– no reported injuries
– heavy police presence #GO1064718
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) June 10, 2020
Then, an update at 11:56 pm reported that two people walked into a hospital “suffering from gunshot wounds” and appeared to be “serious.”
While the report initially said the two injured were not known to be related to the shooting at Jane Street and Wilson Avenue, police have now confirmed that they are connected.
On May 26, officers responded to a daytime shooting at 375 King Street West.
It is reported that officers arrived on the scene and located 21-year-old Jenkins, a 15-year-old boy, and a 27-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds.
They were all immediately taken to hospital, where Jenkins was pronounced dead. The boy and the woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Police later released footage of the active gunfight that took place on Blue Jays Way.
The 15-year-old was one of Jenkin’s associates and was reportedly charged with firearm offences.