Drake’s security guard identified as victim of drive-by shooting near Toronto home

Drake preforms at The Joe Louis Arena. Detroit^ Michigan- August 16 2016

Drake’s home in Toronto is at the center of an investigation following a shooting late on Tuesday, May 7, in which the rapper’s security guard was reportedly the victim.  According to TMZ, the 48-year-old man was shot in the chest and rushed to the hospital, and is said to be in stable condition.  In addition, the Toronto Police Department posted on X: “SHOOTING:(UPDATE) – occurred at a a residence on Park Lane Circle – the man shot was a security guard who was standing outside the gates, o/f of the home – the man remains in hospital – a vehicle fled the scene – anyone with info 416-808-2510 or Crime Stoppers”

ABC News reports that according to Inspector Paul Krawczyk with the Toronto Police Service’s Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, the male security guard was shot while standing outside the gate of the residence at approximately 2 a.m. Tuesday. According to video evidence of the incident obtained by police, the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

Emergency crews were called to Park Lane Circle near Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East just after 2 a.m. local time. The entrance to the property on Park Lane Circle in the expensive Bridle Path neighborhood was taped off by officers early Tuesday. The security guard was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and remains hospitalized in serious condition, Krawczyk said.

Inspector Krawczyk said that police have not yet confirmed whether Drake, 37, was home at the time of the shooting, but told reporters that the Canadian rapper’s team is cooperating with the investigation, sharing during a press conference: This is no different than any other investigation. It’s maybe more high profile because there’s more people here, but we treat it like any other incident. We’ll be using all our resources. Our teams will be doing as much as they can to investigate this.”

The suspects remain at large, and authorities do not currently have a vehicle description or number of suspects at this time, Krawczyk said. A motive also remains unknown.  Police are also staying quiet about the possible connection to the shooting and Drake’s ongoing, very public feud with fellow artist Kendrick Lamar

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