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Heavy police presence at IRS building on Getwell in Memphis after reports of an active shooter

There are reports of an active shooter at IRS building on Getwell in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Memphis Police Department is present at the IRS building on the 5300 block of Getwell. Some people have reportedly escaped, while others are sheltering in place.

This was misinformation that was received. There is no victim and no shooting.

Memphis Police Department: Be advised that we are experiencing several calls regarding various activities that are reportedly occurring within the City of Memphis. Officers are responding to every call; however, no incident has occurred that would cause harm to the public. If any incident is found to be true and could effect the public, we will advise.

As always, we will continuously provide information to the public on our social media platforms. We will also work with our media partners. We encourage community members to remain alert and vigilant; however, also remain calm until official notification has been made by a law enforcement agency.

Police are responding to unconfirmed reports of shots fired inside the building.

Live footage shows a large police response underway.

It has been reported that employees have gathered in the parking lot.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time.

A user tweeted, “Supposedly another active shooter in Memphis at the IRS building. What is going on”.

Another wrote, “It’s another active shooter at the irs building in Memphis. Smh check on y’all folks!”.

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