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Nova Scotia-born hip hop artist identified as victim of Toronto-area shooting

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A man murdered in the Toronto area last week has been identified as a popular Nova Scotia hip hop artist and music executive.

The shooting Georgetown, Ont., about 60 kilometres west of Toronto, happened on Tuesday at around 11 p.m., according to police.

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Halton Regional Police say officers arrived to find a man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, in a driveway outside his own residence.

The victim was later identified as 36-year-old Ryan Lorde — a Georgetown resident at the time of the shooting — who grew up in Mulgrave Park.

Lorde was known within the hip hop community as “Littles the General.” He was a member of the rap group “The Offense” in Toronto, who famously took on Drake in what is considered Drake’s first official rap beef.

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Lorde was the father of three young children.

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Police say they are treating Lorde’s death as a homicide and that they believe the shooting was targeted.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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