Another Shooting Captured on Facebook Live Injures 7, Suspect Arrested

June 19, 2017 10:02 am Last Updated: June 19, 2017 11:30 am

Several people were shot in South Carolina in an incident that was aired on Facebook Live on Sunday.

The victims are recovering in Myrtle Beach hospitals, CBS News reported. A bystander streamed the shooting live online.

At least seven people were injured, CBS reported. 

The shooting occurred amid a large crowd gathering, causing a fight to break out—with a man pulling out a gun and firing. An armed security officer saw the shooting and shot the gunman, who later hijacked a car and escaped.

(Screenshot/FB Live)
(Screenshot/FB Live)

Police cars and ambulances responded to the scene, finding the stolen vehicle and arresting the suspect, Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby was quoted as saying.

“None of the injuries in the shooting are thought to be life-threatening,” Crosby told Fox News.

The suspect was not named, WBTW-TV reported.

The Facebook Live video was shot by a person standing on a balcony at a nearby hotel, the report said. In the clip, more than a dozen shots can be heard.

“Multiple people down,” the man in the clip can be heard. “We’re at 4th Avenue North. Stay away.”

In response to the shooting and other incidents in his city, Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said the city’s reputation is being damaged.

“Social media today puts this word out quickly,” Rhodes said. “It does not look good for the city of Myrtle Beach.”

The video was seen more than 1 million times.