Security guard wounded in shooting outside Drake’s mansion in Toronto


TORONTO — A security guard was seriously wounded outside the Toronto mansion of rapper Drake early Tuesday, authorities said.

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Inspector Paul Krawczyk said he could not confirm whether Drake was home at the time of the shooting, which occurred shortly after 2 a.m., The Globe and Mail reported. Krawczyk told reporters that police were in contact with Drake’s team, whose members were cooperating with law enforcement officials, according to the newspaper.

The guard, who was not identified, was hospitalized with a gunshot wound, The New York Times reported. Krawczyk said the suspects fled in a vehicle and are still at large. He added that the shooting had been captured on video, according to the newspaper.

The shooting occurred outside the gates in front of Drake’s 50,000-square-foot mansion on Park Lane Circle in Toronto’s North York neighborhood, also known as Bridle Path, the Times reported.

Drake, whose legal name is Aubrey Graham, has recently sparred publicly with California rapper Kendrick Lamar in a series of “diss tracks,” The Guardian reported.

Over the past week, the two rappers have aimed serious, unproven allegations against each other, according to the Globe and Mail. They range from domestic assault to the fathering of a secret child, and even to the use of Ozempic, a weight-loss drug, the newspaper reported.

Lamar’s most recent track, “Not Like Us,” features a satellite image of Drake’s mansion in Toronto, according to The Guardian. The song, which taunts Drake and his associates as “certified pedophiles,” is currently topping the charts globally and in the United States on streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music, the Times reported.

Krawczyk was asked if the feud between the rappers was a factor in the shooting, but he said it was too early to discuss a motive although investigators were aware of the bad blood.

A publicist representing Drake declined to comment, the Globe and Mail reported.