Atlanta Gated Community Shooting is a Hoax

Police in Atlanta were hoaxed into believing that a three people had been shot inside a home in a gated community, reports WSB-TV.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. Police Do Not Believe Anybody Was Hurt

The initial call had indicated that three people were shot, cops are now saying it was all a complete hoax. The owner of the home told 11 Alive that he believes the hoax was an example of “swatting.”

2. A Massive Police Force Was on Scene

The call came in at around 4:30 p.m. local time, according to Police Chief Chad McGiboney. Police surrounded the quiet community.

3. The Claimed to Be Holed Up With a Hostage

According to 11 Alive, the person who made the 911 call claimed to have shot three people and said that he was holding a female hostage.

4. Police Were Called to Posh House

Police were called to 7105 Carlisle Lane, John’s Greek, within the community.

5. The Community Prides Itself on its Security

According to the community’s official website, the grounds are patrolled “24 hours a day.” The community’s golf course was designed by legend Jack Nicklaus. Houses in the community are valued at around $1 million.

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