For those of you who have yet to check your social media accounts, this news is for you: despite a rash of reports to the contrary, there was no shooting last night at Fall for Greenville. Everyone’s safe. No one was injured. Get on out to Main Street today and enjoy yourself. Keep calm and have a great day.
But 13 hours ago, things were not quite so chilled out, either downtown or on social media. Here’s a brief rundown of how a mistake triggered a freakout.
So y’all shooting at Fall for Greenville
??? Trying to kill me.
— Aubree’s Godmommy (@Jenn_Pettiford) October 15, 2017
Anybody know about shooting in downtown Greenville?
— Omar Muñoz ™ (@omarmunoz15) October 15, 2017
people were just shooting downtown Greenville and my family had to run for their life so yeah I’ll never be back
— Destiny (@dsimmons96) October 15, 2017
Just left fall for Greenville. Reports of a shooting on the bridge on main street and people running for cover
— Phyllis Henderson (@phyllish21) October 15, 2017
There was NO shooting in downtown Greenville. Stop the rumors. GPD confirms.
— Cody Alcorn (@CodyAlcorn) October 15, 2017
— Erin Ballinger (@ErinCBallinger) October 15, 2017
Shooting in downtown Greenville during Fall For Greenville in front of Ale House. Scary but all are safe
— Scott Mendelson (@sigtau88) October 15, 2017
https://t.co/pUJnmqqpnV my friend and I heard it and ran. It really did sound like continuous gun fire.
— Kayla Joyce (@nijikazegirl) October 15, 2017
Literally just ran for cover at #fallforgreenville. Reported shooting? Hoping it was an overreaction..
— Stephanie Z. Dentino (@scz_dentino) October 15, 2017
In the end, the cause of the shooting rumors was innocent enough: a table fell.