Seven people were injured in a gun fight in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina early Sunday morning in an incident that was captured on Facebook Live.
Daily Mail reported that the gun fight broke out on Sunday around 12:30am near Ocean Boulevard, by the coast. The fight broke out in a large crowd before the main suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire, sending people running for their lives.
Lt Joey Crosby said that officers were first called to the scene at 12:25am to respond to reports have a large crowd that had gathered and was blocking traffic. A fight broke out between three men before police got there, and it was one of those men who opened fire on the entire crowd.
The recording, which was taken from a hotel balcony by Bubba Hinson, shows at least a dozen shots ring out.
The gunman managed to flee the scene by carjacking a vehicle, but he was later caught and apprehended. His identity has not yet been made public at this time, as police are waiting for him to be medically cleared and for warrants to be served.
Footage of the incident has quickly gone viral, getting over 2.5 million views in just one day. However, city officials are not happy that this is how people are seeing Myrtle Beach.
“Social media today puts this word out quickly,” Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said on Sunday. “It does not look good for the city of Myrtle Beach.”
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