Myrtle Beach officials: Article claiming white supremacists beat and killed two black teens false

Myrtle Beach officials: Article claiming white supremacists beat and killed two black teens false

“Despite what was published on a website that has become popular in recent weeks, there was no “hate crime” or “massacre” in Myrtle Beach on Saturday.

An article published on Newswatch33.com said that a group of white supremacists beat and killed two black teenagers, critically injuring a third, during a July Fourth festival on Saturday in Myrtle Beach.

The teens were said to have been wearing anti-Confederate flag T-shirts, according to the article. The article further states that the group of white supremacists was taken into custody. The article is accompanied by what appears to be a cell phone photograph taken during Memorial Day weekend near Landmark Resort while a traffic loop was in place on Ocean Boulevard.

Myrtle Beach police have no record of the alleged incident occurring this weekend.

“We are aware of the story and preparing a post on social media to advise our citizens and [guests],” police spokesman Lt. Joey Crosby said.

The post to the police department’s Facebook page read that they were aware of the false news story being circulated on social media.

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