Update 4:10 p.m. EDT:
Miami Beach police have confirmed that a call reporting a shooting at the Miami home of Lil Wayne was not legitimate. "We can say for sure it was a hoax," spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said, the Associated Press reported.
Update 3:14 p.m. EDT:
A call claiming that people were shot at the Miami Beach home of rap artist Lil Wayne Wednesday afternoon appears to have been a false alarm. "Unfortunately this appears to be a 'Swatting' call," the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted. "No victims / no injuries/ no subject at 94 LaGorce."
"Swatting" is when a prankster manages to trick a 911 operator or other emergency alert system into dispatching emergency services, such as SWAT units, to someone's home.
Police and SWAT officials cleared the home, finding no evidence of victims or shots fired, and determined that the call was a hoax, Miami TV station WSVN reported.
Earlier, Officer Ernest Rodriguez told the Miami Herald that "no victims have been found" in the police's investigation at the home. Police officers were searching the area at 1:45 p.m.
Four people were reportedly shot Wednesday afternoon at the Miami Beach, Florida, home of rapper Lil Wayne, according to the Associated Press. Local police confirmed that they received a call from a person who claimed to have fired the shots. A SWAT team joined police at the scene and were setting up a perimeter in the early stages of investigation. Miami's WSVN reported that four people may be injured.
Young Money, Lil Wayne's record label, tweeted that the multi-platinum rapper was unharmed and not at the home when the shootings happened.
Wayne is okay. Wasn't home during alleged events.
â€” Young Money (@YoungMoneySite) March 11, 2015