UPDATE (4:40 p.m.): Gulf Shores Police said the shooting call that brought them and other agencies to The Lodge at Gulf State Park was a prank.
Police said this was a “swatting” prank. “Swatting” is when someone reports a false emergency to get law enforcement, particularly SWAT teams, to respond.
In a Facebook post, Gulf Shores Police said they responded to a “shots fired” call at The Lodge. Police said with the help of other agencies, they set up a perimeter and searched The Lodge. Police said they found no shooting victims or evidence of a shooting.
Police said an investigation continues into the origin of the phone call.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call about a possible shooting at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. BCSO said the call could be a prank.
BCSO said Gulf Shores Police, Gulf Shores Fire and a sheriff’s deputy have responded to the scene and have found nothing.