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Drake’s Security Guard Shot Outside Rapper’s Toronto Home Amid Kendrick Lamar Beef

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Drake‘s Toronto mansion was the scene of a drive-by shooting early Tuesday, but the Canadian rap sensation is safe and cooperating with a police investigation that as yet has no motive.

Toronto Police in a post on X, formerly Twitter, said the shooting at Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue in the city’s Bridle Path district left one man with “serious injuries” and having to be treated at nearby Sunnybrook Hospital.

During a morning press conference outside Drake’s home, Inspector Paul Krawczyk of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force said officers were called to the residence just after 2 a.m. Tuesday morning and found a young man with a gunshot wound.

“That person was working apparently as a security guard at the residence. He was standing outside the gates in front of the residence when the shooting occurred,” officer Krawczyk said. The inspector added that there’s currently no known motive for the drive-by shooting.

Krawczyk also reported video footage from security cameras outside Drake’s house had been secured and appeared to capture the shooting incident. “We have individuals who obviously performed the shooting, who were seen in a vehicle. I do not have a description of the vehicle or the suspects at this time. Again, it’s very early on in the investigation,” he added.

Krawczyk said he could not confirm whether Drake was in his Toronto home at the time of the shooting incident but that his investigating team was in contact with the Canadian rapper, who was cooperating with the probe.

The incident follows reports of a musical tracks feud between Drake and fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar. The scrap continues to escalate after the Canadian rapper released “The Heart Part 6,” a new diss track, Sunday night that pushed back against some of the sexual predator allegations made by Lamar in a series of songs released over the past week.

The biggest rap feud in years has increasingly become vitriolic and personal and has seen both Drake and Lamar throw unsubstantiated allegations at each other.

Krawczyk said he was aware of the feud between Drake and Lamar, while adding, “It is so early in the investigation that we don’t have a motive at this time.” Toronto police will go house to house in the neighborhood looking for witnesses and possibly additional video footage of the incident.

Krawczyk said the shooting investigation was “high profile” due to the involvement of Drake, “but we treat it like any other investigation,” he added.

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