PD: Shooting reported in Newport News a hoax

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police confirm a call for a shooting in the Colony Pines neighborhood Monday night was just a hoax.

NNPD spokesman Lou Thurston said a 911 call came into emergency communications around 6 p.m., reporting a shooting and hostage situation in the 900 block of Churchill Lane.

Crews responding to the scene learned both claims were unfounded, and that the call was a hoax.

No further details have been released.

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