Intruder tries to break into Drake’s Toronto mansion one day after drive-by shooting

Toronto Police Service responded and suspect was apprehended under Canada’s Mental Health Act

Michelle Del Rey
Wednesday 08 May 2024 22:46 BST
Drake cooperating with police after security guard shot outside Toronto mansion

An intruder tried to break into the mansion of rapper Drake just one day after a security guard was shot outside the property in Canada.

The Toronto Police Service said officers responded to the hip-hop star’s luxurious home on Wednesday, the same location where the drive-by shooting took place a day earlier.

“Officers were called after a person attempted to gain access to the property” at around 2pm a spokesperson for the agency told The Independent.

A suspect was detained at the scene, apprehended under Canada’s Mental Health Act and taken for medical evaluation.

On Tuesday morning, police responded to a drive-by shooting at the rapper’s home in the prominent Bridle Path neighbourhood in the city. When officers arrived they discovered that a security guard, who has not been named, had been shot in the chest and was unconscious.

Toronto police say that a person attempted to break into Drake’s home one day after drive-by shooting happened outside of the residence (CP24/Getty)

The guard was standing outside of the gates in front of the property when he was shot. He was later transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

One suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, Paul Krawczyk, of the police service’s Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, told reporters at a news conference.

The official could not confirm whether Drake was home at the time of the shooting but said that the rapper’s team is cooperating with the investigation.

The shooting took place just days after rapper Kendrick Lamar used an image of Drake’s lavish property in cover art for his new diss track against the rapper. The Los Angeles-born rapper then created three “diss” tracks about Drake in just 36 hours.

Lamar’s fans have also been engaging in the feud. Several different parts of Drake’s neighbourhood were renamed on Google Maps after Lamar over the weekend.

Toronto police patrol outside the home of Canadian rapper Drake after reports of a shooting early on Tuesday (AFP via Getty Images)

On one pin, fans wrote “kendrickownsdrake”. Meanwhile, other nearby homes were renamed “CertifiedKidLover,” “Kendrick’s Pool,” and “ChildMOE-lester”.

A representative for Google said: “Our team is constantly monitoring Maps for suspicious activities. We’re aware of this issue and are actively removing policy-violating contributions.”

The rap battle between the two stars started last month when Lamar hit out at the Canadian rapper and J Cole in his song “First Person Shooter”.

Drake responded to the song with a diss track accusing Lamar of domestic violence. Lamar in turn has accused Drake of having a secret daughter.

In another song titled, “Not Like Us”, Lamar calls Drake a “certified paedophile” and makes multiple references to alleged interactions with younger women.

An investigation into the shooting remains ongoing. Mr Krawczyk said it’s unclear whether the feud was related to the incident.

The Independent has emailed representatives for Drake and Lamar for comment.

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