Canada-wide warrant issued for teen in connection with shooting death of Toronto rapper

From left: Eleijah Robinson and Dimarjio Jenkins known as Houdini

Toronto police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a teen wanted in connection with a gunfight that claimed the life of  Toronto rapper  Dimarjio Jenkins known as Houdini.

He  was one of Canada’s most streamed independent rappers last year, with 19.2 million plays on Spotify. He is best known for tracks including Late Nights, Myself, and Backseats.

The shooting happened in the city’s entertainment district on Tuesday last week, when suspects opened fire, killing the 21-year-old  rapper and wounding two others, including a 27-year-old woman bystander.

There were reports of people screaming and running from the scene near the intersection of King and Peter streets.

Eleijah Robinson, 17, is wanted on several firearm charges, including discharge with intent to wound.( Toronto police received judicial authorization to identify Robinson, who is a minor.)

Police warn against approaching Robinson, as he is believed to be armed and dangerous. If he is seen, call 9-1-1 immediately.

A 15-year-old boy who was hurt in the gunfight is also facing firearm charges. He was known to police previously.