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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.

CNN Confusion Over Eastern PA Shooting Triggers Worried Calls to Ross Township Officials
The fatal shooting of three people , and the wounding of at least three others in Ross Township, Monroe County, in eastern Pennsylvania, prompted a number of worried calls to officials in Ross Township, north of Pittsburgh, Monday night.

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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