Advertisement

Drake’s security guard shot outside of rapper’s Toronto home

Click to play video: 'Drake’s security guard shot outside rapper’s Toronto mansion'
Drake’s security guard shot outside rapper’s Toronto mansion
WATCH: Drake’s security guard shot outside rapper’s Toronto mansion – May 7, 2024

Toronto police say a security guard working outside the Bridle Path neighbourhood home of rap superstar Drake was seriously injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning.

Insp. Paul Krawczyk told reporters the shooting happened at around 2 a.m. outside of the gates of the Park Lane Circle home, which is near Bayview and Lawrence avenues.

“That person was working, apparently, as a security guard at the residence,” Krawczyk said.

“He was standing outside of the gates in front of the residence when the shooting occurred.”

Click to play video: 'Drake house shooting: Toronto Police confirm security guard shot, has ‘life-threatening injuries’'
Drake house shooting: Toronto Police confirm security guard shot, has ‘life-threatening injuries’

Krawczyk said he could not confirm if Drake was home at the time of the incident. He did note police are in contact “with his team” and that they are “cooperating” with investigators.

Story continues below advertisement

The security guard was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remains, police said in an update Tuesday afternoon.

Breaking news from Canada and around the world sent to your email, as it happens.

Police have collected some video evidence which captured the shooting, Krawczyk said, but noted he would not release any further details on suspects or a vehicle description because of “video quality issues.”

“As we have information and we’re able to analyze the video better, then we’ll be able to provide more information,” Krawczyk said.

He said “individuals” were seen in a vehicle but did not specify how many.

Police tape off Park Lane Circle in Toronto’s Bridle Path neighbourhood on May 7, 2024. Doug Gamey / Global News

The shooting comes amid an ongoing feud between Drake and rapper Kendrick Lamar, though Krawczyk would not comment if that had anything to do with Tuesday’s shooting.

“I am aware of what you’re talking about,” Krawczyk said.

Story continues below advertisement

“But it is so early in the investigation that we don’t have a motive at this time. And so I cannot comment further on that.”

Click to play video: 'Shooting at Drake’s home puts spotlight on Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar feud'
Shooting at Drake’s home puts spotlight on Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar feud

The latest rap beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar saw the Toronto-born artist release his fourth diss track against Lamar, entitled The Heart Part 6, on Sunday.

The track is over five minutes long and attempts to dispute several claims made by Lamar, 36, in his earlier raps targeting Drake, 37. Much of the response sees Drake deny grooming underage girls for sex, an allegation that has followed the rapper for years now.

So far, there’s been nine tracks released in the ongoing feud between Drake and Lamar — though Drake seemed to imply he’s growing tired of their back and forth, regardless of how enthusiastic their collective fanbases have been.

Story continues below advertisement

— With files from Global News’ Sarah Do Couto and Aaron D’Andrea

Click to play video: 'Drake’s security guard injured after shooting outside of rapper’s Toronto home'
Drake’s security guard injured after shooting outside of rapper’s Toronto home

Sponsored content

AdChoices