No, there was not a shooting in downtown Greenville after the fireworks show, police say

Fireworks in downtown Greenville (July 4, 2018/FOX Carolina)

The Greenville Police Department said an incident that caused panic in downtown on Wednesday night was NOT a shooting.

Downtown Greenville was packed on the Fourth of July for the annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival.

Multiple people reached out to FOX Carolina saying after the fireworks finale, they witnessed people screaming and running for shelter on Main Street.

Officers said there was not a shooting, and they determined people just started screaming before it spiraled into a panic among the crowd.

On Thursday, a spokesman for the police department issued a statement which said the incident may have stemmed from children setting off additional fireworks.

Below is the full statement from Donald Porter with the Greenville Police Department:Following last night’s City of Greenville’s annual Independence Day Celebration, officers received complaints that juveniles were discharging fireworks inside and near the event site.

Some witnesses reporting hearing gunshots, but responding officers were unable to substantiate these reports.

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