WINNETKA (CBSLA) — Police were investigating a possible swatting call at a home Tuesday night in the 8100 block of Oso Avenue in Winnetka.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call around 8:30 p.m. of a shooting inside the home. A fire engine was on the scene and an ambulance was heading to the scene after getting calls of a person shot.READ MORE: Help Needed To Find Gunman Whose Shot Killed Diego Ortega-Reza In East LA
According to initial reports, the family later called police to say that there was nothing of the sort happening in the home and that nobody from the home made the call.
The family was evacuated from the home, and police searched the two-story home.READ MORE: Deputy-Involved Shooting Reported In East LA
“It was a fake call,” said a man who lives in the house. “They got inside my house, and they checked. And it’s clear.”
The family was able to return back to their home shortly after being evacuated.MORE NEWS: 101 Freeway In Boyle Heights To Be Shut Down This Weekend For More Sixth Street Bridge Work
Police are investigating the incident as a possible swatting call.