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Rapper Tory Lanez Charged With Assault, Assault With a Weapon

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Slots-hop artist Tory Lanez is in trouble with the law once again after police in Toronto announced that he was being charged with assault and other counts in connection with a shooting outside of a nightclub last Saturday.

According to the CBC, earlier in the day on October 6, police responded to a call at the Marquee Club located in downtown Toronto, where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. After arriving at the scene, police say they found another man who had been shot. Both were rushed to hospital, but both declined to be taken into custody. Police arrived at the scene shortly after 8:00 a.m. and went to Room 418 of the The Aurora Hotel, the same location where a large party was in the process of being held. That’s where officers say they found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg who had also suffered from a crush of broken glass.

The man was taken to hospital by EMS and has been released. Lanez was formally charged on Friday with assault, assault with a weapon, careless use of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and two counts of assault with a weapon.

In addition to the man who was shot, Lanez has been charged in connection with injuring a 25-year-old man who sustained injuries as a result of his falling from a balcony. All charges have been transferred to Ontario’s 30th judicial district court.

Lanez, 23, is a reggae-R&B singer who rose to fame with his debut single “Party Favors” and released his sophomore album “I Told You” earlier this year. The child prodigy of Drake, he first debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200 and became the youngest male artist to reach over 250,000 iTunes U.S. chart downloads in a week, an accomplishment he later repeated.

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