5 dead in 3 days at music events
TORONTO — Five people died and nearly a dozen others were injured in the past three days at music events on both sides of the Atlantic.
In Toronto, two people were killed and three others were wounded early Tuesday during a shooting at a nightclub hosting the after-party for Drake‘s OVO Fest.
Police responded to Muzik Nightclub around 3:30 a.m. and found one man dead at the scene. A female victim was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
It is not yet known if Drake or OVO Fest guests Kanye West and Pharrell Williams were inside at the time of the shooting.
On Monday night, at least two people were shot outside a concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey by rappers J. Cole and Big Sean. (The previous night, both artists were at OVO Fest, which was cut short by a severe thunderstorm.)
Two unidentified men are in critical but stable condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to local media outlets.
In California, two women died Saturday night at an electronic music festival in Pomona.
Tracy Nguyen, 18, and Katie Dix, 19, were found unresponsive at the HARD Summer music festival and taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
Both died of suspected drug overdoses.
Drugs are also to blame for the death of 18-year-old Christian Pay at the Kendal Calling music festival in England. At least eight others were hospitalized.
The festival featured artists like Snoop Dogg and Kaiser Chiefs.
Officials in Chicago said 238 emergency runs to hospital — mostly due to drugs or alcohol — were made during the weekend Lollapalooza festival, which included Paul McCartney, Metallica and Canada’s The Weeknd as headliners.
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