Police in Miami Beach, Florida, said a report Wednesday that four people were hit in a shooting at the home of rapper Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was a hoax.
"We can say for sure it was a hoax," spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said after a SWAT team searched Lil Wayne’s waterfront home, WPLG-TV reported
Someone called the police station’s nonemergency number early Wednesday afternoon saying that four people were shot inside the home, the station reported.
Police called the incident a “swatting,” aimed at tricking officers into responding to a false report.
The SWAT team searched the home following a two-hour investigation from outside.
The police department posted updates on Twitter.
The entertainer’s record label also tweeted about the incident.
Police spoke with staff members and searched the eight-bedroom, 10-bath home with the assistance of K-9 dogs, The Associated Press reported
The hoax follows a separate incident on Feb. 28 when police responded to a call that a suspicious looking man was lurking in the rapper’s neighborhood, TMZ reported
. No one was arrested.
Twitter users commented about the hoax.
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