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Police: No active shooter at Valdosta Walmart, patrols increased in area

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 17:13:56-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The Valdosta Police Department is increasing patrols near the Walmart on Inner Perimeter Road after receiving numerous, unsubstantiated reports of an active shooter.

On Tuesday, the Lowndes County, GA 911 Center and Valdosta Police Department received numerous calls and Facebook messages reporting an active shooter incident at Walmart located on Inner Perimeter Road.

VPD personnel immediately responded and learned that no shooting had occurred and everyone was safe. Ultimately, the reports were found to be unsubstantiated.

"The Valdosta Police Department takes all reports of threats seriously and will continue to extra patrol the area," police wrote in a press release.