(Reuters) – A report of a shooting at the Miami Beach home of Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne was declared a hoax by police on Wednesday after a search found no evidence of victims or shots fired.
Earlier in the day Miami Beach police said they received a call on a non-emergency line from a person saying he had shot four people at the home and needed assistance.
“We can say for sure it was a hoax,” police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said after a SWAT team searched the home in an exclusive island neighborhood. “We were unable to locate any victims or subjects.”
Miami Beach police tweeted “unfortunately this appears to be a “swatting” call,” referring to a trend of police receiving false emergency calls, sometimes targeting celebrities.