The moment one of Drake’s crew members and longtime friend was murdered in a violent shooting in Toronto last week was captured on surveillance cameras.
Two unidentified men opened fire on OVO Sound employee Anthony ‘Fif’ Soares in the lobby of a building just before 3am last Thursday.
Toronto Police have now released footage of the horrific, targeted shooting in a bid to track down Soares’ killers.
Anthony ‘Fif’ Soares, 33, was in the lobby of a Toronto building (pictured above) waiting to be buzzed in just before 3am last Thursday when two men opened fire on him
Drake took to Instagram to mourn the death of his friend saying it was an honor to know him. Soares was an OVO Sound employee and longtime friend of the rapper
The graphic footage showed the 33-year-old standing in the lobby trying to buzz into the building when the two hooded men ran up and fired shots through the glass door.
Soares, who was holding takeaway food at the time, immediately collapsed but the two men continued to shoot at least a dozen rounds each.
One of the men could be seen wiping finger prints from the door and firing one final shot before they both fled in a white Ford Fusion driven by a third suspect.
Soares was rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery but he later died.
The second video released by police shows the getaway car pulling up and speeding away after the attack.
‘In essence, the deceased was trapped between the inner foyer area and the offenders who were on the opposite side of the glass,’ Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux from Toronto Police Homicide unit said.
The graphic footage, which was released by police on Tuesday, showed two hooded men running up and firing shots at Soares through the glass door
Soares, who was holding takeaway food at the time, immediately collapsed but the two men continued to shoot at least a dozen rounds each at close range
Soares (left) was one of Drake’s OVO Sound employees and a longtime friend of the rapper
Drake took to Instagram to mourn his friend in the hours after his death and declared that it was an ‘honor’ to have known him.
‘RIP to one of our family members… our brother… I still can’t even believe this morning was real,’ the rapper wrote.
‘It was a honor to have shared years together and I will always keep your memory alive…Forever Fif.’
Soares, who was known to police, had a toddler daughter with his girlfriend.
‘Drake was a friend of his,’ Detective Giroux said.
‘I certainly would encourage (Drake) 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.’
The second video released by police shows the white getaway car pulling up and speeding away after the attack