Two suspects have been arrested following the Rebel nightclub shooting that happened over the weekend. Abdirisaq Ali, 23, of Toronto, and Tanade Mohamed, 24, of Edmonton were both charged with second-degree murder and have made a court appearance earlier today.
Police arrived at the scene in front of Rebel nightclub shortly after 3 A.M where they found the two victims with gunshot wounds.
The two victims, Tyler McLean, 25, and Zemarai Khan Mohammed (known by his friends as Amir Jamal), 26, reportedly got into an altercation with the suspects and another group. They ended up getting shot with the first victim being pronounced dead at the scene and the second giving in to his injuries at a trauma center.
Both victims were friends and are revered highly by their loved ones and friends. A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of Amir Jamal so his body can be shipped back to Afghanistan as per his family’s wish. Jamal studied at York University while McLean worked as a promoter.
Ink Entertainment, which owns the Rebel Nightclub, issued a statement following the shooting. “We are all deeply saddened by the tragic events of their deaths and would like to express our sincerest condolences to his family and friends for their loss.”
The statement continued by stating that the nightclub is working with authorities to assist in the investigation. The murders mark Toronto’s 44th and 45th homicides in 2017.