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8/15/2019 11:08:00 AM
Sheriff Kelly says Walmart shooting threat on social media is a hoax

On Wednesday, GCSO received numerous messages from citizens concerning a message going around social media about a potential shooting threat at Wal-Mart locations in the area. The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenwood City Police Department have met with the Management of both Wal-Mart Locations in the area. “Our local law enforcement is aware, but at this time everything leads to this being false.” Sheriff Dennis Kelly said. The following message has been circulating nationwide on social media and individuals are altering the names of the locations. 

The message said, “Whatever you do this weekend do not go to Wal-Mart for nothing at all pass this on to family and friends. Got this info from a police officer that is a family member they arrested a man for gun threats and he told that he was not the only one and that his accomplices will be going to different Wal-Mart stores and shooting. Not a game this is real……” If you hear an individual making any types of threats, please contact your local law enforcement to let them know. Random “Sharing” and “Posting” on Facebook or any other social media outlet generates panic and does not help us prevent potential problems. 

Once again, law enforcement has not given any credibility to the message.

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