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Graphic Video Shows Drake’s Friend Being Murdered In Toronto

Anthony Soares was ambushed by two gunmen. 

Last week, Drake took to Instagram to mourn the loss of his longtime friend and OVO family member Anthony “Fif” Soares, who was gunned down by two men in Toronto. Horrific video of the murder was released by Toronto Police on Tuesday (Sept. 19) in an effort to track down the killers.

In the graphic footage, which was captured by surveillance camera, Soares can be seen standing in the foyer of a Toronto community housing complex as two hooded men walk up and open fire. The gunmen, who are holding semiautomatic weapons, fire up to two dozen rounds into Soares from the outside of a glass window. The 33-year-old Soares appears to die on camera after being hit several times.

“It certainly was very focused, certainly overkill, [and] Mr. Soares was clearly the target of the attack,” Detective-Sargeant Gary Giroux said Tuesday, according to the Toronto Sun. “The video shows both of the weapons locked in the open position, which indicates that the weapons are now empty.”

Moments before he was gunned down, Soares had been dropped off at the complex at around 3 a.m. by a friend who has been cooperating with authorities, reports the Toronto Sun. The shooters quickly hopped back into a white Ford Fusion sedan and fled the scene.

Giroux is hoping that the video will help bring justice to the family. He also hopes that Drake will use his social media platform to “encourage anybody within the community to come forward” with information that could help solve his friend’s murder.

Peep Drake's Instagram post below.

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