Video show moment bullets narrowly miss young boy, mother

Police have released video footage of a deadly daylight “gun fight” in Toronto’s District that claimed the life of an up-and-coming Toronto rapper and sent two other people to hospital.

Surveillance videos released by investigators on Thursday showed exactly how the shooting unfolded near King and Peter streets at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

In the videos, Dimarjio Jenkins, a 21-year-old rapper who is known by his friends and fans as ‘Houdini,’ is seen walking with three other individuals, including a 15-year-old boy, along Blue Jays Way.

Det.-Sgt. Andy Singh said he believes a group of suspects were “lying in wait” in a blue Volkswagen Tiguan, which was parked along the street.

In the video, Jenkins is seen passing by the vehicle and as he goes to cross the street, the driver of the Tiguan is seen making a U-Turn.

A lone gunman exits the passenger’s side of the Tiguan and begins to open fire on Jenkins.

In response, police said two of the victim’s friends, including the teenage boy, return fire.

One of the victim’s associates, police said, is seen in the video firing a handgun with a “high-capacity” magazine capable of carrying 30 rounds.

“We had an active gunfight happening on the sidewalk of Blue Jays Way,” Singh said at a news conference on Thursday, adding that it was a beautiful day and many people were on the street at the time.

“A lot of people’s lives could have been put in jeopardy because of what transpired.”

Singh said a six-year-old boy and his mother, who were in the process of loading up their vehicle, narrowly avoided being struck by the gunfire.

“The little boy was exactly in the line of gunfire when it first started,” Singh said.

At one point, the child can be seen ducking into a nearby vestibule to shield himself from the gunshots.

A total of 23 rounds were fired during the exchange of gunfire, which resulted in Jenkins, the 15-year-old boy, and a 27-year-old female bystander being struck by bullets.

When the shots cease, Jenkins is seen in the video heading into a nearby alley, where witnesses say he collapsed.

All three of the injured victims were rushed to hospital for treatment but Jenkins was pronounced dead a short time later.

The teen and the 27-year-old woman are expected to recover from their injuries, police said.



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