Report of Newhall gunshot victim confirmed as false report

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By Rylee Holwager, Trevor Morgan and Chris Torres 

A gunshot victim was reported in Newhall on Saturday afternoon, although it was later confirmed to be a false report, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.  

According to Michael Pittman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a report of a gunshot victim on the 25000 block of Railroad Avenue was received by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:38 p.m. and arrived on the scene at 2:45 p.m. 

However, this was confirmed to not be true by Sgt. Clark, watch sergeant for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.  

Clark said deputies responded to what they believed was a possible gunshot wound victim but it actually turned out that the supposed victim had actually just fell off his scooter and hit his head, prompting a medical transport from the scene.  

The person was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital at 3:06 p.m.  

According to Deputy Robert Jensen, a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, confirmed the person was riding a scooter when the incident occurred.  

“No evidence to suggest a shooter but we’re taking all the precautions for it,” said Jensen.  

No suspects have been taking into custody, according to Jensen.  

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.  

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