CNN Confusion Over Eastern PA Shooting Triggers Worried Calls to Ross Township Officials
The erroneous report prompted the Ross Township Police Department to issue a news release, clarifying that the shooting occurred in eastern Pennsylvania.
The phone started ringing at the Ross Police Department and the Ross Municipal building after CNN reported, in a graphic, that the shooting occurred in the Ross Township north of Pittsburgh.
"We decided to issue a news release to clarify the situation," said Ross Detective Brian Kohlhepp. "CNN called and I told them it wasn't us, but the graphic was still on TV."
Kohlhepp said he talked to the network shortly after 8 p.m., but even an hour later, the incorrect graphic remained (picture).
In addition to calls to the police department, Allegheny County 911, and the township's manager also received calls of concern.
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