Sheena Hughes received a warning phone call Friday.
The Liverpool resident, who is house sitting in Seneca Knolls, was told Onondaga County sheriff's deputies were searching for a gunman in the area.
"My friend called to tell me he had received a reverse 911 call warning him to stay indoors," Hughes said.
According to Sgt. John D'Eredita, around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, Sheriff's deputies were investigating a stolen vehicle on O'Brien Road when several gunshots were heard in the wooded area between O'Brien and Hosmer Drive in Seneca Knolls. Residents were warned about the gunman and told to stay indoors through a reverse 911 call.
Deputies began to search the area with the help of a sheriff's helicopter and police dogs. The dogs picked up a trail, but it was unclear if it was related to the investigation. The search was called off about 7 p.m., but the news was still abuzz in Seneca Knolls.
"I went down to the Getty gas station and everyone was talking about it," Hughes said.
There were no reported injuries.