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Police: ‘Call of Duty’ loss prompts shooting hoax in Long Beach

Police say they received a 911 call from

Police say they received a 911 call from a man stating that he had killed his mother and brother at a home on Laurelton Boulevard. Dozens of emergency responders sped to the scene only to realize the call was a hoax. (Credit: News 12)

Authorities say a gamer that lost a round of "Call of Duty" called police to the winner’s home in Long Beach and claimed there was a shooting.

Police say they received a 911 call from a man stating that he had killed his mother and brother at a home on Laurelton Boulevard. More than 70 emergency responders, including police, emergency services officers and SWAT teams with guns drawn, swarmed...

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