Graphic Video Shows Drake's Friend Being Murdered In Toronto

Police to provide update today on fatal shooting of man in Dorset Park

Anyone with information on Anthony Soares' murder is asked to contact Toronto police on 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously on 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Well, TMZ has obtained footage of the crime and published the video this week.

Soares was killed just before 3 a.m. outside the lobby of a Toronto Community Housing complex when two unidentified individuals opened fire at close range while Soares was awaiting entry, according to the Toronto Sun. The suspects' getaway auto drives past the camera to the left; then, the suspects come briefly into view, running to the right past the camera again; finally, they run back to the vehicle, which has come to a stop a short distance from the front doors, and disappear from sight.

Giroux told reporters on Tuesday that police have released the security camera images hoping that members of the public can help detectives identify the suspects and determine a motive.

The Hotline Bling singer had paid tribute to Soares, 33, on his Instagram page following his tragic death, writing: "RIP to one of our family members.our brother. It was an honor to have shared years together and I will always keep your memory alive", he wrote. He was rushed to hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery, but died.

Police confirmed Soares was a friend of Drake's.

"Drake was a friend of his", he said. The shooting is not believed to be gang-related. It was very focused. "He was aware that he touched the frame of that door and he was concerned about it", said Detective Sargeant Giroux.

Investigators previously said Soares had gotten out of his auto and walked into the lobby of the building when he was approached by two suspects armed with handguns.

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