Myrtle Beach tourist streams terrifying shooting from hotel balcony on Facebook Live

Cheryl Sanders
June 19, 2017

It was the third shooting in Myrtle Beach within 12 hours.

"I was in the right place at the wrong time I guess it's good that I did have the video because it will help out with the investigation", said Hinson.

The injured were being treated at SC hospitals after a gunman opened fire at Myrtle Beach, CBS News reported on Sunday.

The footage shows a fight breaking out on the sidewalk with multiple individuals exchanging punches among a crowd of people. Police reported that an altercation broke out between two men, leading one to open fire on the other. They eventually found the stolen vehicle and arrested the suspect, Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby told CBS affiliate WBTW-TV in Florence. His identity is being withheld, however, until he is cleared medically and warrants are served. The alleged shooter then shot numerous rounds and escaped the scene by carjacking a vehicle, police confirmed.

He said he started a Facebook Live when he noticed a crowd of over 75 people moving down Ocean Blvd. from this rooftop of his hotel. Seven people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. "A representative for Facebook did not immediately respond to CBS News' request for comment", the rpeort added. No officers were injured.

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