A “swatting” hoax incident was called at a family apartment in Stevenson Ranch after a false alarm call occurred Tuesday evening and is being investigated by deputies.
At 5 p.m. Tuesday deputies received a call stating that a son had shot his father in an apartment on Armstrong Circle in Stevenson Ranch, according to Sergeant Rios with the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.
Scanner traffic at the time indicated a gunshot wound victim and medical responders were sent to the scene.
Upon arrival deputies made call-outs to the family inside the home, according to Rios. Deputies wore tactical gear and had assault rifles. This included a mother and son.
“We approached the family and realized the call had been a false alarm,” said Rios.
As of 8:20 p.m the investigation of the incident is ongoing.
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