Police departments in Michigan are urging people to call them when they see online claims of mass shooting events.
That’s after an online hoax spread across social media in Michigan on Tuesday.
The online hoax claimed that active shooters were going door to door in and around five Michigan cities. None of it happened in any of the cities. The hoax is based on the plot of a movie.
Vanessa Burt is an officer with the Detroit Police Department. She says spreading false information about shootings is malicious, reckless and irresponsible.