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Supposed Shooting at Home of Lil Wayne Was a Hoax

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On March 11, 2015 reports of a shooting at the home of US rapper Lil Wayne began appearing online. The Twitterverse lit up with the shooting rumours as did other social media channels.

A heavily armed police team attended the scene after police received a phone call claiming that 4 people had been shot at the star's home.

However, it has now been revealed that the shooting report was a hoax. Attending police found no evidence of any shooting. Lil Wayne was not home at the time of the supposed incident.

Miami Beach Police confirmed that the incident was a hoax via Twitter, noting:
MBPD handles all calls of this nature in a serious manner . In this case it appears to have be a hoax @ #LiLWaynes home . #Swatting
Police have labelled the incident as an example of 'swatting', a very dangerous prank in which people falsely report a violent crime in progress as a means of triggering a major police response.



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Last updated: March 13, 2015
First published: March 13, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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