Police: Report of Shots Fired at Lil Wayne's Miami Beach Mansion Was a Case of Swatting
Police responded to the sound of gunshots Wednesday afternoon, but later determined it was a prank call
Police were called to the Miami Beach mansion of rapper Lil Wayne on Wednesday to investigate a report of several shots fired.
Someone called a non-emergency line at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, a law enforcement spokesperson tells PEOPLE. The caller reported that several shots had been fired inside the mansion, killing or injuring four people. Cops raced to the scene and called in a SWAT team to search the mansion.
Authorities set up a perimeter around Wayne’s waterfront home. They were initially unable to make contact with anyone inside the house, but subsequently determined that it had been a case of “swatting” – a practice in which people prank-call police to report serious crimes.
“Unfortunately this appears to be a ‘Swatting’ call. No victims /no injuries /no subject,” the Miami Beach Police Department Tweeted.
Wayne is currently in Miami but wasn’t at his house during the incident. “Wayne is okay,” Young Money Entertainment Tweeted. “[He] wasn’t home during the alleged events.”