Police: Email about shooting at Wal-Mart a hoax

March 19, 2009 4:56:15 PM PDT
If you've heard a warning that women and children will be shot at Wal-Mart stores, the Fort Bend County sheriff's office wants you to know it's not true. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

E-mails and text messages are being sent out in our area and across the country, warning of an alleged gang initiation planned, in which women and children will be killed. It urges people not to shop at Wal-Mart stores. The Fort Bend County sheriff's office has received numerous calls from people worried about the threat.

While this is considered a hoax, the Fort Bend County sheriff's office is stepping up patrols in and around Wal-Mart stores there.

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