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Security Guard Shot Outside Drake's Toronto Mansion, Police Confirm

Police are investigating at the rapper's Bridle Path house after a reported shooting early in the morning on May 7.

Drake's "Toosie Slide" music video, filmed at his Toronto house.

Drake's "Toosie Slide" music video, filmed at his Toronto house.

Toronto Police are investigating a shooting that took place early in the morning on May 7 outside Drake's mansion.

According to reports from CBC and The Toronto Star, the entrance to the rapper's house has been taped off after a reported shooting. The Star also reports that police are going in and out of the house as they investigate.


Toronto Police Operations posted on X that they were investigating a shooting that took place at 2:09 am at Bayview Avenue & Lawrence Avenue East, near the site of Drake's Park Lane Circle mansion in the Bridle Path neighbourhood — one of the most expensive areas of Toronto.

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According to the tweet, a man was transported to hospital with serious injuries and a suspect fled in a vehicle. The Toronto Star reports that it is unclear whether Drake was at home at the time.

Drake has been embroiled in an ongoing rap battle with Kendrick Lamar. The art for Kendrick Lamar's Not Like Us features a Google Maps image of Drake's Toronto house.

The location of Drake's estate is already well known in the city and the rapper filmed his 2020 music video for Toosie Slide inside.

There is reportedly a large media and police presence outside of Drake's house as the story continues to develop.

UPDATE:

According to a report from the Toronto Star, the victim of last night’s shooting was identified as a “security guard” working at the residence. They were transported to the hospital and have since undergone surgery for injuries sustained during the event.

No suspects have been named, but Inspector Paul Krawczyk of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force confirmed the shooting and says the suspect’s vehicle was captured on video by surrounding security cameras. Although a vehicle was involved, the incident has not been called a drive-by shooting.

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It’s unclear if Drake was located inside the residence at the time of the shooting, but police have confirmed they are aware of his ongoing feud with Kendrick Lamar. They have not said whether or not there is any link between the public feud and the shooting.

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