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Text Messages Warning of Gang Shooting at Wal-Mart a Hoax

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. - KNDU and KNDO newsrooms are getting calls and emails from people concerned about a text messages warning of a gang shooting at local Wal-Marts.

Some people tell us they will not go to Wal-Mart because of the text messages. We've also received several calls from people who've got additional text messages saying several people have already been shot or stabbed at Wal-Mart's in Moses Lake and Othello.

Police have confirmed this is just a hoax, and so far there's been no report of a shooting at any local Wal-Mart.

There's still the question as to where these text messages originated from. Some law enforcement say they came from Florida, others think they're from Tennessee.

Police ask everyone who gets a similar text message to delete them.

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