TORONTO: Quinn Taylor one of the men killed in a Sunday morning shooting in Chinatown
A man gunned down in Chinatown early Sunday morning has been identified as 29-year-old Quinn Taylor, a budding Toronto rap artist and father to a 1-year-old girl.
His mother, Brenda Macintyre, confirmed to the Star Monday evening that her son was one of two men killed when shots rang out on Spadina Ave. near Nassau St. just after 3 a.m. Sunday.
“I’m just basically numb. It’s like, what the hell?” Macintyre said. “My son was just in the prime of his life, really super happy, happiest he’d ever been, and then all of a sudden he’s gone for no good reason.”
Macintyre did not learn of her son’s death until Monday.
One of Taylor’s friends contacted Macintyre’s daughter over Facebook, asking where he was. Checking his Instagram page, Taylor’s mother and sister saw messages of condolence from his social media followers.
Just hours later, Macintyre spoke about her son’s love of music, a passion she shared with him.
“He followed in my footsteps, literally,” she said. “I used to be a rap artist and he was a rap artist and producer.”