Police say they've captured a suspect in Sunday morning Ocean Boulevard shooting


A man inadvertently streamed a mass shooting on Facebook Live - believing he was filming people dancing in the street, according to reports.

Police said that the shootout happened on Sunday around 12:30 a.m., multiple media outlets reported. Myrtle Beach Police told news outlets that a security guard shot and wounded the gunman, but he was still able to carjack a vehicle and flee the scene.

Seven people, including the suspect, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Crosby said.

One man in a uniform gets shot, leading Mr Hinson to start shouting in terror: "Officer down, officer down!"

The name of the suspect "will be released once he has been medically-cleared and the warrants can be served", he added. He received medical attention on the scene.

"They started fighting", he said.

Hinson said one of his most popular past Facebook live moments was when he documented Hurricane Matthew from his truck.

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Eight people in total have been injured in the shooting, the Myrtle Beach Online mentioned in its report.

"We're just here on vacation", said visitor John Lee, whose friend's auto ended up covered in bullet holes and blood after Sunday's shooting.

The two other shootings in Myrtle Beach occurred on Saturday afternoon.

"Officers attempted to interview witnesses at the scene, but they refused to talk with police", Crosby said. The shooting took place on Ocean Boulevard early Sunday following a "large fight", WJBF reported.

City leaders already had asked police to beef up patrols on Ocean Boulevard after a string of shootings over the Easter week.

The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.