Police have released horrifying footage of Anthony ‘Fif’ Soares, a close friend of Drake, being shot to death as he waited in the lobby of an apartment block.
The footage shows Soares in the foyer of the building after he was reportedly dropped off at the high rise in Toronto shortly before 3am last Thursday (September 14).
All of a sudden, two men run up with guns drawn and shoot at him from outside through the glass doors, they continue to shoot him through the shattered glass before ‘fleeing in a white Ford Fusion’, writes the Toronto Star.
Emergency services were called to the scene and Soares was taken to hospital with numerous gunshot wounds, but he later died of his injuries.
Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux, from Toronto Police Homicide unit, said:
In essence, the deceased was trapped between the inner foyer area and the offenders who were on the opposite side of the glass.
Drake was a friend of his, I certainly would encourage him through his tweets to encourage anybody within the community to come forward with regards to any information that they have that may assist in solving his friend’s murder.
Certainly, it was very targeted. It was very focused. Certainly, it was overkill.
A similar appeal was made after two people were killed during Drake‘s OVO Fest after-party in 2015, but the rapper did not urge witnesses to come forward.
Drake posted a photo on Instagram with the caption:
RIP to one of our family members…our brother… I still can’t even believe this morning was real. It was a honour to have shared years together and I will always keep your memory alive. Forever Fif.
Drake has also had a tattoo of Soares’ face on his arm. A photo of his inking was shared by a Toronto tattoo artist.
Rest in peace.