In the dangerous prank known as "swatting," hoax 911 calls sent Los Angeles police officers Friday to the homes of entertainers Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez, authorities said.
At 3:15 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired at Timberlake's Hollywood Hills home but found nothing unusual, said Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.
Less than two hours later, police were called to Gomez's home in Sherman Oaks after a caller reported "someone had been killed inside the residence and there was a threat to burn the home down,” said Det. Gus Villanueva. The report was false, Villanueva said.
Friday's incidents came a day after a caller falsely claimed someone had been shot at singer Rihanna’s Pacific Palisades home. The day before, someone falsely reported an assault at Sean Combs' Toluca Lake home.