Toronto rapper Houdini shot and killed at 21 during daytime shooting

Toronto-based rapper Houdini was shot and killed on Tuesday in Toronto. He was 21 years old.

Toronto-based rapper Houdini was shot and killed on Tuesday in Toronto. He was 21 years old.

Police said the 21-year-old was pronounced dead and two others were injured after gunfire erupted out the Bisha Hotel in Toronto's Entertainment District, according to Global News.

Toronto police confirmed the victim was Houdini, whose real name is Dimarjio Antonio Jenkins. A 15-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman were also injured in the incident, but both are expected to recover.

Initial reports had indicated that the fatality victim was a 16-year-old boy, but that was later updated by Toronto Police.

Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders said based on the current evidence, the shooting was targeted.

"It turns out the suspect vehicle, based on the evidence we have right now, was waiting for about 40 minutes," Saunders said.

He added that the suspect had been waiting until the victims made their way to a vehicle.

"The suspect vehicle made a U-turn, came out and started firing at this group of individuals," Saunders said, adding that it’s believed the two male victims were targeted, but that the woman had "absolutely nothing" to do with the situation.

The vehicle to which the victims  were headed left the scene, and it is currently unclear where it went, he said.

But Saunders called the shooting a "very solvable" case given the amount of evidence already gathered.

Houdini, who was raised in Brampton, Ontario, was one of the most-streamed independent Canadian rappers, with 9.2 million plays on Spotify in 2019.

After his death was announced, fans took to social media to offer their respects.