March 19, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Gang Text Messages a Hoax

The Springfield Police Department is reporting that several people in Springfield have received text messages warning of a gang initiation and shootings at Wal-Mart stores. The messages are a hoax, and are not in any way based on fact.

For more information, contact: Police Major Kevin Routh, (417) 864-1754.

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 •