Shots were fired earlier today at Lil Wayne’s home in Miami, according to WSVN-TV. Police are on the scene being outfitted in bullet-proof vests, but so far, they haven’t been able to get into the home.
A call to the police alerted them that shots had been fired and that there might be four victims. WSVN-TV, who tweeted about the shooting earlier today, has a live stream of the scene here.
— WSVN-TV (@wsvn) March 11, 2015
A similar call happened on Sunset Island last week, according to the news stream, but it turned out to be a hoax. Lil Wayne is in Miami, but is not at home, according to TMZ. More to follow.
UPDATE: 3/12 12:00 PM
TMZ posted a recording of the call placed to police yesterday informing them of the shooting at Lil Wayne’s Miami beach mansion. The entire thing sounds improvised. Police continue to look for the person responsible for the swatting.
UPDATE: 3/11 3:21 PM
Lil Wayne tweeted out that the incident was a prank.
Prank kall mane
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 11, 2015
UPDATE: 3/11 2:45 PM
The Miami Beach Police Department is saying that shots were not fired at Lil Wayne’s home. The MBPD tweeted out that the incident could have been an example of “swatting” — faking a crime to rally the police.
“Swatting” is a possibility but MBPD does not take chances when responding to these types of calls. — Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 11, 2015
Young Money also tweeted out that Weezy is fine.
Wayne is okay. Wasn’t home during alleged events. — Young Money (@YoungMoneySite) March 11, 2015
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