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Reports of Shot Fired at Lil Wayne’s Home a Case of Swatting


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Police in Miami Beach say reports of shots having been fired at the South Florida mansion belonging to Lil Wayne was a case of “swatting,” in which a false emergency call is made to draw emergency services to a location.

“Unfortunately this appears to be a ‘Swatting’ call,” the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted Wednesday afternoon, adding that an investigation found no victims or injures at the home.

“The shooting that was reported to the police taking place at rapper Lil Wayne’s Miami Mansion, turned out to be a prank by an unknown source,”  a rep for the rapper said in a statement.  “Miami Police along with manager Cortez Bryant showed up at the residence to find no one home and everything intact and nothing disturbed as Wayne was in the recording studio at the time working on music.”

Police responded to a call that came into the department’s non-emergency line on Wednesday afternoon in which a person claimed to have shot four people at the residence, securing the area and ultimately entering the house. “MBPD handles all calls of this nature in a serious manner,” the department added on Twitter.


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