Security guard shot outside home of hip-hop label executive

A security guard was shot multiple times Monday morning outside the home of a record company executive who has worked with The Weeknd and other well-known musicians.

Iranian-Canadian producer and talent manager Amir Esmailian, also known as Cash Z, the Carters.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday, officers were called to the 17500 block of Jayden Lane in Encino on reports of a shooting at a residence, Los Angeles Police Officer Kevin Terzes said.

Esmailian was recently blasted by Drake in a diss track amid Drake’s ongoing feud with the rap industry. But law enforcement and music industry sources said the incident appeared to be an attempted home invasion with no connection to the music business.

Investigators said one of the callers was the wounded guard, who described his attackers as wearing hoodies and surgical masks and fleeing on foot after opening fire, according to police sources who were not not authorized to comment publicly on the matter. Emergency radio dispatchers reported the victim was a man in his 30s who was shot several times and called 911. Several other callers also reported hearing gunshots in the area, according to dispatch reports shortly after the shooting.

The man was taken to the hospital by paramedics, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange.

The 37-year-old guard was near a guard shack on a private road outside the property when he was struck several times, police sources said.

The injured guard is expected to survive after undergoing surgery early in the morning. The motive for the attack remains unclear, but investigators believe it could have been an attempted home invasion.

The sources said at least four people were inside the Encino mansion at the time the shots were fired, but they did not know if Esmailian was among them. Investigators suspect the gunmen planned to break into the home and likely knew of Esmailian’s wealth.

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