Seven people were reportedly injured in an overnight shootout in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was caught on Facebook live.
The Daily Mail, citing Myrtle Beach Police, the shooting occurred around 12:30am on Sunday near Ocean Boulevard.
A fight broke out among a crowd of people that led to the suspect pulling a gun out and firing. Seven people were hit and taken to the hospital. None of the victims had life-threatening injuries.
According to police, officers were called to 5th Ave N and Ocean Boulevard around 12:25 am as a large crowd had gathered and was blocking traffic.
A fight broke out between three people amongst the crowd before officers arrived. A man in a white t-shirt and jeans proceeded to pull a gun out of his pocket and fire at people.
More than a dozen shots can be heard in the video.
An armed security officer witnessed the shooting, prompting him to fire at the suspect, who attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle.
Officers say they found the stolen vehicle as well as the suspect who has now been apprehended.
See the clip of the shooting – filmed by tourist Bubba Hinson – below.
The full (44-minute) footage is on Facebook here.
According to The Daily Mail, the security officer that prevented the shooter from harming many more people suffered a graze wound to the leg but did not require hospitalization and instead received medical attention at the scene.
Although a patrol car was hit by gunfire, no officers were hurt.
Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said that “Social media today puts this word out quickly.” “It does not look good for the city of Myrtle Beach,” he added.
This was the third shooting in the city within eight hours. Around 4:30 pm on Saturday a gunshot victim was found at Coastal Grand Mall with reports of shots being fired ten minutes later at the Crown Reef Resort on Ocean Boulevard.