Newspaper article The Canadian Press

One Year Later, Muzik Shooting Victims' Families Call for Answers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

One Year Later, Muzik Shooting Victims' Families Call for Answers

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No arrests in Muzik shooting one year later


TORONTO - A year after a brazen shooting at a packed Toronto nightclub claimed the lives of two young people, the victims' families say they're still grappling to understand how and why it happened -- and a police investigation has given them few clues.

Duvel Hibbert, 23, and Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, were both killed after gunfire erupted at the Muzik nightclub, where thousands had gathered for an afterparty for rapper Drake's OVO Fest music festival.

Hibbert was shot dead on the club's patio, while Navarro-Fenoy was fatally shot a short time later while walking away from the party, north of the club. Three others were also injured.

So far, no arrests have been made, and police continue to search for two persons of interest.

Meanwhile, investigators have made multiple appeals for witnesses to come forward, the latest issued last month.

Hibbert's sister Angelique says coming to terms with his death in the public eye has been a struggle for her family, particularly with so much still unknown.

"The fact that we have no answers as to why this happened -- it's been really hard, especially with my mom," she said. "She's such a strong woman. She raised us well, working multiple jobs, and the loss of Duvel is really hard on her."

Navarro-Fenoy's sister Aluen has also spoken out about her family's loss. She tearfully addressed reporters the day of her sister's funeral, and recently made another emotional plea for people to come forward with any information they have.

"My sister Ariela Navarro-Fenoy is more than just a hashtag on the Internet. She was a light in everyone's lives that she connected with," she said.

"We can't act like Ari's murder never happened. We need your help in bringing Ari's murderer to justice. Our lives have been crushed and shattered, and the pain of our loss is unbearable. …

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