COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Springs Police Department says they were dispatched to a shooting that never occurred on Sunday morning.
According to CSPD, officers were dispatched to a shooting in progress in the 4600 block of Newton Dr around 10 A.M. Sunday morning. When they arrived, the homeowners, who live where the caller indicated a shooting took place, were not home and arrived later while officers are still on scene.
CSPD says the reported shooting appears to be a swatting call and is being investigated as such.
For those unfamiliar, a swatting call is defined as "the action or practice of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address."