‘Swatting': Police say shooting call inside Gwinnett County house was a hoax

'Swatting': Police say shooting call inside Gwinnett County house was a hoax

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Police say a shooting call that sparked a SWAT standoff was just a hoax.

Suwanee police say they were called to a home in the Village Grove subdivision Tuesday morning after a caller said someone had been shot and that the shooter was still inside the house.

The neighborhood was immediately locked down and the surrounding houses were evacuated.

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After investigating, police now say the call was a hoax and there is no victim or gunman.

Authorities are trying to figure out who made the call.