CANADIAN rap star Bvlly has been shot dead near a plush townhouse in the early hours of Christmas Eve.
The musician, real name Jahquar Stewart, was gunned down near the block in Oshawa, Toronto, early on Tuesday morning, According to CP24 .
Local reports claim officers were called to the home around 3am after receiving reports of gunshots in the area.
They say Stewart, 24, suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Residents from the housing development were startled by sounds of gunshots before calling cops.
A neighbour told CP24 he was in his garage nearby livestreaming when he heard seven gunshots.
Investigators blocked a section of the roadway to allow for an investigation.
Durham's Forensic Identification Unit has also been called in to investigate.
Cops have not released any details of the suspect.
Horrified resident Amanda Alldread had just stepped outside for a cigarette when she heard the shots.
She said: "I opened the door and heard pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop… there were about 10 shots.
"I ducked back in because I was scared."
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Alldread said that after the shooting stopped she stepped back outside just in time to see a white vehicle with tinted windows speed by.
She added: "It was a little bit scary.
"I thought I lived in a good neighbourhood, but I guess things can happen anywhere."