Facebook Live Captures the Horrific Moment a Violent Shooting Broke Out on Myrtle Beach

View of a real police crime scene.  Selective focus on the bilingual police cordon tape. (Photo: DarrenMower/Getty Images)

Facebook Live Captures the Horrific Moment a Violent Shooting Broke Out on Myrtle Beach

Shots were fired, injuring seven, after a fight between two men.

Published June 19, 2017

A shooting at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Saturday night was captured by a witness on a balcony and posted to Facebook. Seven people were injured during the gunfire, which began during a crowd fight, reported WYFF4

  1. According to Myrtle Beach police Lt. Joey Crosby a large crowd was gathered on Ocean Boulevard. At some point, a fight broke out between two people, and one of them pulled out a handgun and shot the other person.

    After the shots were fired, an on-duty security guard who witnessed the incident shot the suspect, who carjacked a vehicle and attempted to flee. Police later found the car and the suspect, who was detained.  

    Seven people, including the suspect, were taken to a local hospital and treated for their injuries. None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to Crosby.

    The security guard suffered a superficial leg wound and was treated at the scene.

    According to Crosby, the detained suspect — whose identity remains unknown — will be served with an arrest warrant once he is "medically cleared." 

  2. Police plan to use the Facebook Live Video as a piece of evidence
  3. The video was recorded and posted by Bubba Hinson. By Monday morning, the video received more that 4 million views.  

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: DarrenMower/Getty Images)

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