Police warn of social media hoaxes of active shooter events

Posted at 12:27 PM, Aug 06, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Police say a social media hoax is going around, spreading more tensions and anxiety after recent mass shootings.

You should not share these messages without knowing for sure if they are legitimate or not.

Several messages circulated in the Lansing area over night of active shooter situations underway. While there was one fatal shooting in Lansing last night, there was not an active shooter event like seen in El Paso, Texas or Dayton, Ohio over the weekend.

Update: Kalamazoo DPS also tweeted about the hoax.