Chief: Most Calls About Shots Fired in Ogden are Unfounded

Chief: Most Calls About Shots Fired in Ogden are Unfounded

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- The Ogden police chief says most calls reporting shots fired in Ogden are unfounded.

Chief Jon Greiner says police responded to 11 calls reporting shots fired last weekend. That's more than usual, but six of those were unfounded.

He says the number of shootings in the city has not increased. Instead, people are more likely to report any loud noise as a gunshot.

When police respond and can't find a shooter, spent shells or bullet holes, the case stays on the records as a shots-fired call -- even though there is no supporting evidence.

Greiner says unfounded gunshot calls are "absolutely the majority" of gunshot reports.


Information from: Standard-Examiner

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