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Report: Stephen Collins not home when reports of a gunshot surfaced

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After news broke yesterday that 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins was being investigated for charges of child molestation, the chaos continued late into the night when actress Donna D’Errico tweeted (and later deleted) that “That guy from ‘7th Heaven’ lives right around the corner from me & just shot himself a few minutes ago,” along with a picture of her street.

LAPD spokeswoman Jane Kim later told CNN that Collins was not home when a reporter camped outside his house heard a noise believed to be a gunshot and called the police. D’Errico followed up her previous tweet with an apology: