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Drake Responds To OVO Fest Afterparty Shooting

Following the deaths of Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26 and Duvel Hibbert, 23, during an OVO Fest afterparty, the passing has prompted a response from Drake. What was deemed a "sporadic shooting" happened in the early hours of that morning (Aug. 3) following a weekend of activities for the "Energy" rapper's annual concert

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Toronto Police Superintendent Frank Bergen said, “At this point we do know for certain that one or two [shootings] were in the nightclub and we believe the others were outside of that area. This is all unfolding now and we’re doing our investigation.”

In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, Drizzy called on his city to put an end to the violence. Read his statement below:

The last few days I have been in a moral bind.

I am used to the fact that my life and the things I say to my fans are? closely watched. It’s tough in situations like this where there’s a tragedy and I consider the advice of my trusted advisors and counsel who worry that anything I might say could be misinterpreted

However, today I am choosing to follow my heart.

I am plagued and pained by the violence that continues to escalate in our city. I stare into the eyes of so many young people and I wish to see them all shine as bright as they possibly can in this lifetime. I encourage my generation to show as much value and gratitude as you can for the lives we have been gifted.

My deepest condolences go out to the Navarro-Fenoy and Hibbert families for their loss of Ariela and Duvel. Along with them I send my condolences to all of the families that have lost loved ones to the senseless violence that has and continues to occur in our city.

Although Toronto is globally viewed as a major city, at the core we are still a small close-knit community, and it is our public responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of one another. We need each other to further our communities for generations to come.

I pray for better times and better understanding.

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Authorities are still investigating the motive behind this shooting, but it was reported that following the spill outside the nightclub, there are individual crime investigations transpiring. “What occurred originally in the bar area had spilled out into the streets so south and north of this area we do have three separate crimes scenes,” Bergen said.

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