CORRECTION: This article has been modified to correct previous reporting of a shooting. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials said that no shooting occurred. We apologize for the error.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police Wednesday were investigating reports of a person shot at a Las Vegas Strip property, which turned out to be a “swatting” incident, police say.
According to law enforcement officials, the “swatting” incident occurred Wednesday at the MGM Grand on the Strip. Initially, sources had reported a shooting on the property. Sources had initially told the 8 News Now Investigators that a person called 911 saying their friend was shot and they were performing CPR.
Police were unable to find a victim and later said that the incident had been an incident of “swatting.”
According to Oxford Languages, swatting “is the action or practice of making a prank call to emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.”