TORONTO. — A security guard is fighting for his life after being gunned down outside the rapper’s US$100 million Toronto mansion in a drive-by shooting, reports say. 

The incident unfolded in the upscale neighbourhood of Bridle Path shortly after 2am on Tuesday, as the unnamed 48-year-old man was rushed to hospital after being found “outside the gates of the home” with life-threatening injuries. 

Toronto Police told DailyMail.com they could not confirm if the rapper was home at the time of the shooting.  

A suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, and reports indicate they are still at large. 

Sources told the Toronto Sun that the victim was Drake’s security guard, and witnesses said he was shot multiple times during a “drive-by shooting.” 

It comes amid his ongoing viral feud with rival rapper Kendrick Lamar. 

Although officials have not indicated any early link to the shooting, Drake is said to be “cooperating” with investigators.  

The area around Drake’s mansion, built by the star in 2015 for a reported US$100 million, was restricted by a police perimeter amid the ongoing investigation.

The victim was said to have been ‘standing outside the gates of the home’ when he was hit by several gunshots, and was found on the street with serious injuries. 

He was raced to Sunnybrook Hospital and received emergency surgery, with one of the wounds believed to be to the upper chest. Officials later described his condition as ‘life threatening.’ 

Around an hour earlier, a man was shot dead and a woman was injured in another shooting in Oakwood Village, roughly nine miles away. It is unclear if the two shootings are related. 

Earlier reports from police said the shooting occurred several streets away, but the information was later corrected to state it was outside the rapper’s home. Sources told CP24 that Drake has offered to cooperate with investigators as they probe the shooting. 

A heavy police presence was seen outside the mansion throughout Tuesday, with police appearing to take items to and from the home. 

The location of the shooting at Drake’s Toronto mansion comes amid his ongoing feud with rival rapper Kendrick Lamar, who used the same mansion to taunt Drake this week. 

As the two men have released “diss tracks” against each other the last few weeks, Lamar shared the cover for his track “Not Like Us”, featuring Drake’s mansion covered in markers for a sex offender app. 

At a Tuesday press conference, Inspector Paul Krawczyk said there is no known evidence at this time that the shooting is related to Drake’s viral feud with Lamar, and the motive remains unclear.  — Mailonline.

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