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A security guard was shot and seriously injured outside Canadian rap star Drake’s mega-mansion in Toronto early Tuesday, police say.

The entrance to the sprawling property on Park Lane Circle in the ritzy Bridle Path neighbourhood was taped off by officers and there was a heavy police presence in the area throughout the morning.

The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. ET, Toronto police Insp. Paul Krawczyk told media at the scene.

Krawczyk couldn’t say whether Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, was home at the time. But he said police are in contact with the rapper’s team and they are co-operating with the investigation. 

“Information is very limited at this time,” Krawczyk said.

A police source previously told CBC News initial reports suggest it was a drive-by shooting. The security guard suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest and was unconscious when officers arrived, the source said. He was taken to hospital, where he underwent surgery, according to the source. 

Krawczyk would not confirm if the shooting was a drive-by, but did say a vehicle was involved.

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Security guard injured in shooting outside Drake’s mansion in Toronto: police

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Toronto police are investigating a shooting that took place outside of Drake’s Bridle Path mansion early Tuesday morning. Insp. Paul Krawczyk of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force told reporters at the scene that a security guard was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He says police can’t confirm the motive of the shooting or if Drake was home at the time.

He could not provide a description of the vehicle nor suspects, but said investigators have recovered security camera video that captured the incident. Police will be gathering more surveillance video throughout the day, he added.

Krawczyk said it is too early in the investigation to speculate on a motive for the shooting. 

“But as we get information, we will share it with you,” he said.

Aerial (Drone) images of the mansion belonging to Drake on the Bridal Path, after overnight shooting. Police tape and TPS shown.
An aerial image of Drake’s sprawling 50,000-square-foot mansion and compound in the upscale Bridle Path neighbourhood of Toronto. (Patrick Morrell/CBC)

Drake is currently embroiled in a number of high-profile feuds with other rappers and musical artists. The most notable is an ongoing dispute with the California rapper Kendrick Lamar, which hit a fever pitch this week as both released multiple tracks that levelled unsubstantiated allegations and insults at each other.

Krawczyk said he’s aware of the conflict.

The cover of Lamar’s latest diss track Not Like Us features a satellite image of Drake’s house with a number of red locator markers.

Images of the rapper’s palatial 50,000-square-foot home are frequently shared online, often by Drake himself.

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