The two Nigerian men who were shot dead on Saturday by gunmen at the ATL Lounge in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, have been revealed.

According to a GoFundMe account opened by one Adam Abdul, who seems to be a cousin to one of them, the men are Chibueze Momah (22), and Tosin Awaroshegbe (25).

According to Abdul, “Eze and Tosin were both diligent Servants who served as guards for many lounges in Vaughan. They were loved and cherished by people in the community. Their story was only getting started as they had both recently graduated. Eze was set to make his way into the tech industry and Tosin for engineer. Unfortunately, their lifespan ended shortly. It is our aim to raise $50,000 for each respective family to help with funeral costs and to reunite their bodies with their families.”

According to a Twitter user @DrFunmilayo, confirmed their identities, adding that she was closer to Tosin because they grew up together.

“He had just completed his Masters and was working as a guard to make extra cash. He was only doing his job when he got shot. I only bumped into Eze about two weeks ago in Canada. He was such a sweet guy. When I heard Tosin got shot, I tried to reach Eze to find out if he was okay, only to find out that Eze was shot as well. They both died on the spot,” she tweeted.

The York Regional Police, in a statement signed by one Constable Maniva Armstrong, revealed that a 20-year-old female was hospitalised after the shooting.

The statement read, “On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at approximately 3.30am, York Regional Police responded to a nightclub in the area of Highway 7 and Keele Street for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived at the scene, they located three victims with gunshot wounds.

A 25-year-old male and a 22-year-old male were pronounced deceased at the scene.

“A 20-year-old female victim was transported to hospital suffering from a serious gunshot wound. The victim is currently recovering in hospital.

“The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arriving.

“Officers are appealing to any eye witness who may have been in the area or in the establishment at the time who have not yet spoken to police to please come report to the station.

“Investigators are also trying to get any cell phone video or photographs from inside or outside the establishment, video surveillance from the area, or anyone that may have captured dashcam video on the roadways.”

Efforts to reach the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, proved abortive, as messages and calls to her phone were not answered as of press time.

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