Despite social media posts and other reports, Myrtle Beach Police said there was not a shooting or active shooter at Broadway at the Beach on Wednesday night.
According to Capt. Joey Crosby, officers responded to Broadway at the Beach for a large fight. During the fight, someone in the crowd referenced a gun, which caused people to run. The incident happened during a firework show at the complex.
There was no evidence that shots were fired and it was not an active shooter situation, according to Crosby.
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Dozens of people posted on social media about a shooting, reports which police say were inaccurate.
Inder Gill was at Broadway at the Beach with friends and family when the incident started. Gill said he was in a candy store when he saw people flee across the shop. He ducked behind a counter where a mother told her her kids to stay down and that there was a shooting.
"There was a lot of panic," Gill said. Later he added, "I was just scared."
Gill said the biggest relief was when he rejoined his family and saw everybody was OK.