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Police Respond to False Report of Gunshot at Stephen Collins’ Home, Find Nothing

No, there was no gunshot at actor Michael Collins‘ residence. The actor wasn’t even home.

Collins was all over the news Tuesday when TMZ released audio of the 7th Heaven star confessing to molesting multiple underage girls over several years.

Late into the evening, Twitter was abuzz when actress Donna D’Errico alleged that the embattled star had shot himself:

She also posted a photograph of police vehicles, with red sirens glaring on a dimly-lit street. ABC 7 seemingly echoed her claims, reporting via Twitter:

But as it turns out, the Los Angeles Police Department had responded to an errant call. Collins was not home at the time, and according to multiple outlets, his reps say he is alive and well:

Lesson learned? Wait for confirmed facts to emerge, and never trust an actress’ tweets as verified information.

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