A family member of one of two people killed in a brazen shooting at the Muzik Nightclub last summer is scheduled to speak to the media at a press conference Friday morning.
Duvel Hibbert, 23, of Brampton and Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, of Toronto were fatally shot in the early hours of Aug. 4, 2015 at a party being hosted by Canadian rapper Drake.
Three other people were injured during the incident which began inside the nightclub, where thousands were partying, and spilled into the streets north of the venue.
Hibbert was pronounced dead inside the nightclub’s outdoor patio area while Navarro-Fenoy was shot north of the Dufferin Gates. She later died in hospital from her injuries.
Last year’s shooting touched off a wave of concern across the city and prompted Drake to offer condolences to the families of the victims. It remains unclear whether the rapper was in the club when the shooting began around 3 a.m.
Toronto’s chief of police had expressed disappointment with the lack of information investigators have received from the public in the shooting. There have been no arrests in the case.
Police made a public appeal for information and created a website for witness to post images or video related to the shootings.
Following the incident, police suspended the practice of having paid-duty officers work at the Muzik nightclub.
Meanwhile, the parents, siblings and grandparents of Duvel Hibbert launched a $2.5 million dollar lawsuit against the Muzik nightclub and two unknown parties believed to be involved in the 23-year-old’s death.
The family claims the nightclub failed to provide enough security to protect its patrons, allowed too many guests into the club that night, and failed to take steps to keep weapons out of the event.