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Disturbing Myrtle Beach Shooting Caught On Camera (Video)

| by Sean Kelly
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A disturbing gunfight in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was caught on camera after a man broadcast the footage on Facebook Live (video below).

Bubba Hinson, from Bethune, South Carolina, filmed the shooting from a balcony across the street. In the clip, Hinson shows a group of people walking down the street before a fight breaks out. Suddenly, one of the people fighting begins to shoot, bullets hitting several people. 

Lt. Joey Crosby told the Daily Mail that prior to the fight, officers were called to the scene because the large group of people was blocking traffic. It was then that the fight broke out and the shooting began. A security officer witnessed the shooting and fired at the suspect. 

The suspect was able to get away by stealing a vehicle, but officers later apprehended him. Seven people were injured in the shooting, but those injuries were non-life threatening.

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"Social media today puts this word out quickly," Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes said following the shooting. "It does not look good for the city of Myrtle Beach. We're gonna send a message to do everything that's humanly possible to stop this violence in our city. I'm sorry for our city that this happened."

Many viewers argued that guns were to blame for the shooting.

"Oh but we need anyone, sane or insane to have the possibility to buy a gun or guns...When will we learn that something needs to be done," one Daily Mail reader commented on the site's Facebook page.

"So scary! I don't think I'll be taking my kids to Myrtle anymore," another commented on Hinson's video.

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"No gun control, to many drugs and alcohol. These situations will become more frequent. Sad to see this is what's becoming of our country. But you know, we're making American great again!!" another added.

Some viewers felt as though the shooting pointed to increasing crime in the city.

"Just left there on Saturday and from what the store owners there at myrtle told us it's no longer called myrtle beach it's now call murder beach," one viewer wrote.

"Myrtle Beach isn't what it use to be. That being said the shootings are usually by those Who don't live in the area. Bike weeks seem to be the worse. Although this past May quiet compared to years past. Still feel safe here. Just know certain areas to stay away from just like any city," another added. 

WARNING: The footage is graphic and may be disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Sources: Daily MailBubba Hinson/Facebook / Photo credit: Benchill/Wikimedia Commons

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