At Drake's Mansion, a 2nd Incident in 2 Days

Police say 'person in crisis' tried to gain access to rapper's Toronto home
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2024 1:15 PM CDT
Updated May 9, 2024 8:21 AM CDT
Report: Man Shot at Drake's Mansion
Police investigate a shooting outside Drake's mansion in Toronto's Bridle Path neighborhood, Tuesday, May 7, 2024.   (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
UPDATE May 9, 2024 8:21 AM CDT

A man was arrested Wednesday in the second incident in two days outside Drake's Toronto mansion. Police said a "person in crisis" was taken into custody after he tried to gain access to the property through a service entrance gate, the Toronto Sun reports. "The person was apprehended under the Mental Health Act, and they were taken to receive medical attention," police said in a statement, per the Guardian. Police said there was no apparent connection to a drive-by shooting that injured a security guard early Tuesday. CTV News reports that police initially said the man's injuries were serious but later said they were life-threatening. He has undergone surgery and remains hospitalized.

May 7, 2024 1:15 PM CDT

Police descended on Drake's ritzy Toronto mansion after a security guard was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting early Tuesday, according to local media outlets. Police said they responded to a shooting at the corner of Bayview Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East around 2:10am Tuesday. They said a suspect fled the scene in a vehicle and a man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, per USA Today. The CBC describes "a heavy police presence" at Drake's mansion on Park Lane Circle in the Bridle Path neighborhood, home to various multimillion-dollar homes. Sources tell the outlet that a security guard was shot in the chest and was unconscious when police arrived.

The motive for the shooting is unknown. Drake is currently in a very public feud with rapper Kendrick Lamar, who used a Google Maps image of Drake's mansion for his recent diss track, "Not Like Us," in which he claims the mansion is home to sex offenders, per USA Today. Lamar has accused Drake of employing predators and of having a secret daughter and drug addictions. However, "there is no indication at this time to suggest the incident was connected with the feud," per the Toronto Star. The shooting victim's injuries are not life-threatening, City News reports. The man has since undergone surgery, per the CBC. Police had not released any suspect or vehicle descriptions as of Tuesday morning. (More Drake stories.)

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