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By The Canadian Press on January 16, 2017. Tributes are pouring in from friends and colleagues for a longtime Toronto bouncer who died in a shooting attack today at an electronic music festival in Mexico. Kirk Wilson has been identified in several Mexican reports as among those killed at the Blue Parrot nightclub.
Longtime friend Neil Forester says Wilson was working security at the annual BPM Festival and was one of several people from the Toronto area lending a hand to the festival s Canadian organizers. Mexican authorities say two Canadians were among the five dead in the shooting. Global Affairs Canada is confirming one Canadian death and is working to confirm whether there was a second.
Federal officials say at least two other Canadians were wounded in the deadly incident at the club in the popular resort town of Playa del Carmen. Forester described Wilson as a fixture on the Toronto scene a stocky 6-5 man with waist-length dreadlocks who freelanced in security and running the front door of various Toronto clubs.
He was just a really amazing guy that treated everyone with respect whether it was patrons, co-workers or whomever it may be, Forester said. Forester says Wilson, 49, was married with two children and living in the Hamilton, Ont. area.