Shootout that left 7 injured captured on Facebook Live 

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Seven people have been injured following a horrifying overnight shootout in South Carolina that was caught on Facebook Live.

Myrtle Beach Police say the incident occurred Sunday around 12:30am near Ocean Boulevard, by the coast.

Authorities say that a fight broke out among a crowd of people after which the suspect pulled out a gun and began firing. Some people were hit, and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The video, so far, has more than 1.9million views and has been shared more than 51,000 times.

A shooutout that occured in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was capturd on Facebook Live

A shooutout that occured in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was capturd on Facebook Live

Officers were called around 12:25 a.m. because of a large crowd hat had gathered, preventing traffic from passing through

Officers were called around 12:25 a.m. because of a large crowd hat had gathered, preventing traffic from passing through

A shootout that occurred in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was captured on Facebook Live. Officers were called around 12:25am because of a large crowd that had gathered, preventing traffic from passing through

Soon afterwards, a fight broke out among three members of the crowd

Soon afterwards, a fight broke out among three members of the crowd

Video captured a man in a white T-shirt (pictured on the sidewalk) pull out a gun and shoot the others

Video captured a man in a white T-shirt (pictured on the sidewalk) pull out a gun and shoot the others

Soon afterwards, a fight broke aout among three members of the crowd. Video captured a man in a white T-shirt (pictured on the sidewalk) pull out a gun and shoot the others

Myrtle Beach police officers were called to the area of 5th Ave N and Ocean Boulevard (pictured above)

Myrtle Beach police officers were called to the area of 5th Ave N and Ocean Boulevard (pictured above)

Myrtle Beach police officers were called to the area of 5th Ave N and Ocean Boulevard (pictured above)

According to Lt Joey Crosby, officers were called to the area of 5th Ave N and Ocean Boulevard around 12:25am because of a large crowd that had gathered, preventing traffic from passing through.

Before officers arrived, a fight broke out among three members of the crowd. Video captured a man in a white T-shirt and jeans pull out a gun and shoot the others.

In the recording, taken by Bubba Hinson, from Bethune, South Carolina, who appears to be on a balcony at a nearby hotel, more than a dozen shots can be heard.

Lt Crosby said an armed security officer witnessed the shooting and shot the suspect. The alleged shooter then shot numerous rounds and escaped the scene by carjacking a vehicle, police confirmed.

Police officers found the stolen vehicle and have identified and apprehended a suspect in the case, according to Lt Crosby. His identity is being withheld, however, until he is cleared medically and warrants are served.

Seven people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police officers found the stolen vehicle and have identified and apprehended a suspect in the case, according to Lt Joey Crosby (shooting pictured above)

Police officers found the stolen vehicle and have identified and apprehended a suspect in the case, according to Lt Joey Crosby (shooting pictured above)

His identity is being withheld until he is cleared medically and warrants are served (shooting aftermath pictured above)

His identity is being withheld until he is cleared medically and warrants are served (shooting aftermath pictured above)

Police officers found the stolen vehicle and have identified and apprehended a suspect in the case, according to Lt Joey Crosby. His identity is being withheld until he is cleared medically and warrants are served (Pictured left, shooting, and right, shooting aftermath)

Seven people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Seven people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

The security officer suffered a graze wound to the leg, but his injury did not require him to be taken to the hospital and he received medical attention at the scene

The security officer suffered a graze wound to the leg, but his injury did not require him to be taken to the hospital and he received medical attention at the scene

Seven people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The security officer suffered a graze wound to the leg, but his injury did not require him to be taken to the hospital and he received medical attention at the scene

The security officer suffered a graze wound to the leg, but his injury did not require him to be taken to the hospital and he received medical attention at the scene.

A patrol car was hit by the gunfire, but no officers were hurt. 

‘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.’

It was the third shooting in the city within eight hours, with a gunshot victim found at Coastal Grand Mall around 4:30pm Saturday and a report of shots fired at the Crown Reef Resort on Ocean Boulevard about 10 minutes later.  

‘We’re gonna send a message to do everything that’s humanly possible to stop this violence in our city,’ Rhodes said.

‘I’m sorry for our city that this happened.’

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