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While a shooting reported Wednesday night in north Roswell drew much attention from police, it was soon proven to be a false report.

Around 8:20 p.m., dispatchers advised of a reported shooting at the Motel 6 at 3307 N. Main St.

However, the calling party had hung up shortly after.

Both the Roswell Police Department and Chaves County Sheriff’s Office responded to the hotel, with medics staged nearby.

Within 20 minutes of first responders answering the call and arriving to the scene, they were advised to take no further action.

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No injuries were reported, and no arrests were made at the scene.

According to New Mexico law statutes, it is unlawful for any person to intentionally make a report to a law enforcement agency or official, which they know to be false at the time.  Doing so is a misdemeanor. 

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