Reports of Shots Fired at Lil Wayne's Home Determined to Be a Hoax

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Lil Wayne (Getty Images)
Lil Wayne (Getty Images)

Miami Beach Police have found no victims at Lil Wayne's Miami Beach home where a shooting was reported earlier Wednesday.

"We can say for sure it was a hoax," Miami Beach Police Public Information Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez also confirmed that police found no victims during an extensive search through the 15,000 square-foot, eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom home. Wednesday morning, someone called the Miami Beach Police non-emergency line to say he had shot four people inside the rapper's home on La Gorce Island, a small island off Miami Beach. After a two-hour search, no victims were found.

Police were also not able to find the person who made the call, now suspected to have been swatting. Swatting is the act of calling in a fake emergency and it is very common in south Florida.

Soon after police responded to reports of the shooting, Wayne's Facebook page and his record label Young Money, with which he has an ongoing feud, clarified that the rapper (real name: Dwayne Carter) was not in the home at the time and is safe. Wayne was in Miami at least as recently as yesterday, when he tweeted a video of himself skateboarding at a skatepark in the city.

Just last Saturday police were called to the same home after neighbors reported someone lurking outside. However, that man was never arrested as he was on public property when the police arrived.

Lil Wayne's Miami Beach home (YouTube)
Lil Wayne's Miami Beach home (YouTube)

According to the Associated Press, Wayne's home was recently assessed at $9.4 million. His neighbors have described him as a "real good neighbor" to Miami's WSVN.