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Drake house shooting: Security guard critically injured in Toronto



Drake house shooting: Security guard critically injured in Toronto

A safety guard working at Drake’s Bridle Path mansion in Toronto was critically injured in a taking pictures outdoors the residence early Tuesday morning, police mentioned.

Police tape and patrol automobiles might be seen on the rap celebrity’s sprawling dwelling close to Park Lane Circle and Publish Street.

Emergency crews have been referred to as to the world at roughly 2:09 a.m. for reviews of a taking pictures.

The sufferer, an grownup male, sustained life-threatening accidents within the taking pictures and was rushed to hospital, the place he stays. Police initially mentioned his accidents have been severe, however later described them as life-threatening. He was standing outdoors of the house’s entrance gates when pictures have been fired from a car which then fled the scene, police mentioned.

Police couldn’t say whether or not Drake was dwelling on the time of the taking pictures.

Insp. Paul Krawczyk informed reporters on the scene that the suspect, or suspects, concerned within the taking pictures fled the scene in a car, the outline of which has not been launched by police. Investigators are at present reviewing video footage of the incident, he mentioned.

Toronto Police examine against the law scene outdoors the mansion of Canadian rap mogul Drake in Toronto’s Bridle Path neighbourhood, Tuesday, Could 7, 2024. Paramedics mentioned a safety guard working outdoors the house was taken to hospital with severe however non-life-threatening accidents in an in a single day taking pictures. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Police are in touch with Drake’s crew and Krawczyk mentioned they’re cooperating with the investigation.

The taking pictures comes amid an escalating rap beef with Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar. Drake and Lamar launched quite a lot of diss tracks aimed toward one another over the weekend, which included unsubstantiated allegations and private insults.

One of many tracks launched by Lamar, titled “Not Like Us,” contains a Google Maps picture of Drake’s Bridle Path mansion.

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Requested a few doable hyperlink between the taking pictures and the current war-of-words, Krawczyk mentioned it’s too early to inform if there’s a connection.

“It’s so early within the investigation that we do not have a motive at the moment,” he mentioned.

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow was requested in regards to the taking pictures at an unrelated information convention Tuesday morning and mentioned that “any taking pictures” within the metropolis will not be welcome.

“I hope the police will discover the individuals which are violating the regulation and catch them,” she mentioned.

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Krawczyk mentioned there will probably be an elevated police presence within the space as an investigation will get underway, however not more than some other time a firearm is discharged within the metropolis. 

“That is no totally different than some other investigation,” he mentioned. “It is possibly extra high-profile as a result of there’s extra individuals right here however we deal with it like some other incident.”

Police are asking anybody with data to succeed in out to investigators. They’re asking anyone who has images or video of the suspect(s) or suspect car to add them to an proof portal for the investigation.

Police tape is proven outdoors Drake’s Bridle Path mansion on Could 7, 2024. (CTV Information Toronto)

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