We've written about plenty of bizarre hoaxes and viral stories over the years, but this is a new one. According to a shocking report:
An Ohio woman who said she suffered a miscarriage after being shot at her own gender reveal party lied about being pregnant.
Incredibly, this may not even be the first time Cheyanne Willis has faked a pregnancy ... or lied to police. More on that in a minute, though.
On July 8, Willis, 21, was shot in the thigh at the party.
Her cousin Autum Garrett was shot and killed at the event held to announce Willis' baby's gender. Seven others were shot and injured.
The bizarre part is that police said their investigation into the shooting is being derailed by the alleged hoax involving Willis' pregnancy.
At this point, the extent of the alleged hoax is unclear.
It is not known why Willis would lie, which statements to the police were false, if any, and if there is any connection to a previous incident.
Willis, who looked visibly pregnant at the party in Facebook photos, led police to believe she lost the baby in the hospital after the shooting.
In a viral 2014 incident, a 21-year-old filmed Willis surrounded by a group of people savagely taunting, beating and attacking her.
In the video, which appeared on Facebook, Willis’ head is being shaved and the words “I got my ass whooped” scrawled on her forehead.
Willis’ then-boyfriend Quincy Gardner and Cheyenne Fischer were charged with robbery for stealing from her but were never prosecuted.
A police report shows the suspects were identified, but no charges were filed for harassment or assault a result of the alleged attack.
Willis was hospitalized with a concussion and black eye.
“'I am scared to leave my house still,” Willis told the Daily Mail days after the alleged attack, which is under renewed scrutiny at present.
Online, her friends have come forward saying Willis not only staged the new incident, but that she has lied before about being pregnant.
They claim she created a fake Facebook account, now deleted, with pregnancy photos as well as photos from her gender reveal party.
Meanwhile, another Facebook account associated with Willis was flooded with comments about her alleged involvement in other hoaxes.
Descriptions of her alleged drug use are prevalent.
In one post, Willis is shown with her 14-year-old niece alongside drug paraphernalia. All of this has been revealed in the last few days.
As for the July 8 shooting, police offered no official explanation when they announced Monday that she was not pregnant at the time.
In a statement, the police did not elaborate but confirmed that they “have been given information we have found to be false."
"Hours and days have been wasted following leads known to be lies when they were provided to our officers," the department added.
"From the very beginning of this investigation, we have met significant resistance that is uncommon from victims of crime wanting a resolution.”
The shooting did occur, however. According to police, at least two suspects entered the home where Willis hosted the party on July 8.
About a dozen people were in the home when the attackers opened fire, though Willis’ fiancé was outside talking to a neighbor at the time.
No arrests have been made in the case.