Cops Investigating Shooting of Security Guard Near Drake’s Toronto Home, Drake Unharmed in Incident (UPDATE)

Details on the incident remained scarce Tuesday morning though it was reported that a man was shot and hospitalized.

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UPDATED 5/7, 12:00 p.m. ET: Police have provided an update on Tuesday's shooting near Drake's house in Toronto.

Per the Toronto Police Service’s latest update, the person who was shot "at a residence on Park Lane Circle" was a security guard. The man’s name still has not been made public, though police added that he currently remains hospitalized.

"This morning at approximately 2:00 a.m., police received a call for a shooting at a residence on Park Lane Circle," a police rep said in an email to Complex Tuesday morning. 'When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That man was taken to hospital with very serious injuries and remains in hospital. We cannot confirm if the owner of the residence was home at the time of the shooting. The individual who was shot was a security guard who was standing outside of the gates, in front of the home. He was shot and a vehicle fled the scene."

The investigation remains in progress and will include witness interviews and a search for possible footage of the shooting.

Citing police sources, CBC News reported that the guard was shot in what is believed to have been a drive-by.

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Police are investigating a shooting in Toronto near a home owned by Drake.

Tuesday morning, reports started coming in that a shooting had taken place overnight in the area of Drake’s Bridle Path residence, though said reports made clear Drake was not believed to be injured or otherwise involved in the incident. In a tweet, the Toronto Police Service reported a shooting had taken place around Bayview Ave. and Lawrence Ave E. just after 2:00 a.m. local time. Per police, a suspect "fled in a vehicle," while the initially unidentified man who was shot was taken to a nearby hospital with "serious injuries."

A report from CityNews Toronto, meanwhile, cites paramedics as confirming that the victim's injuries, though serious, are not life-threatening. Law enforcement officials also told the outlet that Drake was not the man hurt in the shooting, the circumstances of which remained unclear as of this writing.

A look at the scene surrounding the home of rapper Drake as police investigate a shooting in the upscale area. Police confirm to @CityNewsTO that Drake was NOT the man injured.

— Tammie Sutherland (@citytammie) May 7, 2024

When reached for comment Tuesday morning, a rep for the Toronto Police Service directed Complex to the aforementioned tweet and said that authorities would be providing an update on the investigation at the scene at a time still to be determined.

Bayview Ave & Lawrence Ave E
2:09 am
- reports of a shooting
- police o/s
- man transported to hospital with serious injuries
- suspect fled in a vehicle
- unknown description#GO978573

— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) May 7, 2024

Complex has also reached out to a rep for Drake.

Fans will recognize the Bridle Path name from its appearance in the title of Drake’s 2021 timestamp series entry "7am on Bridle Path," a track off that year's Certified Lover Boy. At the time, fans connected the track's lyrics to Drizzy's issues with Ye, who had earlier that year shared Drake's address to social media. Worth noting, however, is that such info was already readily available at the time. Earlier in 2021, an allegedly armed woman was arrested outside the home in question. Drake's home was also featured on the cover of Kendrick Lamar's recently released “Not Like Us" diss track.

The cover for “Not Like Us” is Drake’s Toronto mansion… with sex offender app markers.

— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) May 5, 2024
Twitter: @ComplexMusic

Last May, it was reported that Drake was selling his Beverly Hills home, notably his last here in the States, and would stay in the Bridle Path mansion in Toronto. Per the New York Post, the 6 God had the 50,000-square-foot house constructed after buying a two-acre spot in 2015 for more than $6 million.

As of this writing, Drake had not publicly addressed Tuesday's shooting incident. Over the weekend, he released what currently stands as the latest song in his and Kendrick Lamar's back-and-forth, "The Heart Part 6."

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