Drake: security guard shot and injured outside singer’s residence in Toronto

Drake: security guard shot and injured outside singer’s residence in Toronto
Drake: security guard shot and injured outside singer’s residence in Toronto

A security guard stationed in front of the home of rapper Drake was seriously injured by gunfire on the night of Monday May 6 to Tuesday May 7, 2024 in Toronto.

An investigation has been opened according to information from the Canadian police.

Around 2:00 a.m. (06:00 GMT), “Individuals in a vehicle opened fire. I can’t tell you if Drake was home when this happened, but I can tell you that we are in contact with his team who are cooperating.”Investigator Paul Krawczyk of the Toronto police guns and gangs unit told reporters Tuesday.

The police are currently refusing to make a link with the war of words between Drake and American rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Drake, the rapper who earned the most revenue in the world last year, and Kendrick Lamar, a big name in rap crowned with a prestigious Pulitzer Prize, are engaged in a public war taking the form of insults and accusations by interposed songs.

“Strange coincidence”

“It’s quite a strange coincidence that this comes right in the middle of this whole thing.”reacted to AFP Cid Davoodf, a passerby who lives not far from Drake’s residence.

Police, who did not provide a description of the suspects or the car sought, said the security guard was “still in critical condition in hospital” as of midday Tuesday.

“I heard gunshots and a car driving very fast. Five or ten minutes later I heard sirens,” neighbor Richie Lai told CBC television.

In the morning, the residence of the international star was placed under heavy police surveillance.

A large security perimeter had been erected to prevent onlookers from approaching the scene.

The police, who did not specify the number of shots fired, stressed that they have videos on hand which will allow them to advance the investigation.

With AFP

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