Miley Cyrus fell victim to a malicious hoax after cops received a prank call warning of a shooting at the young star's home.

Emergency services received a 911 call on Wednesday night reporting an alleged break-in at Cyrus' house in Los Angeles' Studio City and claiming shots had been fired.

Armed cops and firefighters raced to the scene but upon arrival, they found the property was secure with no one home.

A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesperson tells website, "We believed there was a crime in progress."

The authorities believe the call was the work of a "911 abuser" and are investigating the hoax.