Police Have Determined Reports Of A Four-person Shooting At Lil Wayne's Miami Beach Estate In Florida On Wednesday (11mar15) Were Part Of A Hoax.
Officers raced to the mansion on La Gorce Island on Wednesday afternoon after receiving a call on the local station's non-emergency number from a man claiming to have fired at four people inside the home.
Top cops cordoned off an area around the property and brought in a SWAT team to investigate, but after speaking to house staff members at the eight-bedroom pad, authorities decided the call was a prank.
Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says, "We can say for sure it was a hoax. It's not a laughing matter."
Lil Wayne was not at the house at the time of the false emergency, and a representative for the Lollipop hitmaker's Young Money Entertainment label assured fans the star was fine, tweeting, "Wayne is okay. Wasn't home during alleged events (sic)."
The rapper has also reached out to devotees, simply tweeting, "Prank kall mane (sic)".
The incident occurred 11 days after authorities questioned a man who was spotted lurking outside the pad. The male was not arrested as he was on public property, according to TMZ.com.