Apparently there has been a shooting in Glasgow up on the Hi-Line; reports indicate three people were shot, but no confirmation on their status. MORE: the Topix forum has some chatter about the incident; no idea about the accuracy of the information, but might provide some insight.
And someone called me a few minutes ago here in Great Falls and said that she heard that there was a shooting at TARGET here in town, and that 12 people were shot…as luck would have it, I was standing in the parking lot of Albertson’s in the Target shopping center, and can tell you that everything is fine at Target – no shooting. I think this may be an example of the “telephone” game in effect – someone heard about the Glasgow incident, told someone else, who relayed it to another person, and before you know it, people think that it happened here.
UPDATE: got a text message late Saturday night – someone had heard yet another rumor that there was a sniper shooting at people on 10th Avenue South here in Great Falls. Amazing how rumors start and spread.