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Bystander livestreams shooting on Facebook Live in US

19 June 2017

After the suspect opened fire, he carjacked a vehicle and got away.

"Officer is down. Multiple people down", Hinson exclaims in the video. An armed security officer witnessed the shooting and shot the shooter.

One of the shootings was livestreamed on Facebook by Bubba Hinson, who was staying at a hotel nearby.

The Facebook Live video of the shooting has since gone viral and has garnered over 2.7 million views (Warning: The video contains graphic content). The suspect's identity is being withheld while the person remains hospitalized.

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Police said the suspect has been apprehended, but have not released his name.

Seven people were take to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injures.

"Footage of the violent incident remained online as of Sunday afternoon".

Hinson told Myrtle Beach Online he began live-streaming after he noticed a large group of people stalling traffic on Ocean Boulevard.

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"I'm fine", Reyes said, "but my family, they're on edge, and they're anxious now". No officer was shot or injured, though a patrol auto was stuck by rounds. "Then, they started fighting".

Lt. Crosby also noted that a police patrol auto was hit by gunfire.

When volunteer firefighter Bubba Hinson made a decision to visit the popular tourist destination Myrtle Beach, S.C., we're guessing the last thing he expected was to be live cameraman of a mass shooting.

Police cruisers and ambulances immediately responded to the scene.

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Bystander livestreams shooting on Facebook Live in US