A man named Bubba Hinson was videoing from his hotel window yesterday when a mass shooting took place right below him at Myrtle Beach, SC. Fortunately no one was killed and the seven that were shot have non-life-threatening injuries.
Here’s a version of the shooting on Youtube with some editorial comments:
It happens within the first two minutes of the video. If you’re in a hurry, skip ahead to 1:30.
As a side note, I would’ve embedded the one from Facebook but it looks like Facebook has disabled that function.
Here’s a shorter version of the video in case the video above gets deleted:
Here’s more on the story:
NEWS AND OBSERVER – “Multiple people down!” Bubba Hinson exclaimed as he live-streamed a video of what started as a mob stalling traffic, but turned into a mass shooting on Ocean Boulevard early Sunday morning.
Eight people were injured in three shootings that erupted this weekend around heavily trafficked tourist areas in Myrtle Beach. At least one of the shootings was caught on the camera of a visitor, who streamed it live on Facebook. The video went viral with over 1 million views by Sunday afternoon.
Some tourists say they won’t return to Myrtle Beach anytime soon.
“If you’re watching this, stay away from Fourth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard,” Hinson cautioned viewers on his Facebook Live video. “There’s multiple people been shot!”
Hinson, a volunteer firefighter, was in town for the SC Fire-Rescue Convention when he said he noticed a mass of people stalling traffic on Ocean Boulevard.
“I thought they were dancing. That’s why I started filming it,” he said Sunday after checking out of the Holiday Sands North. “Then, they started fighting. Then, they started shooting.”
Police were responding to the area of Fifth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard to break up a large crowd around 12:25 a.m. Some of the crowd started to run as cruisers approached.
Then, a fight broke out between a few men near the Wayfarer Motel at Fourth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. Seconds later, one of the men in the fight pulled a gun from his pants and opened fire. The shooter fled the scene by carjacking a vehicle, according to a release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
Seven people were hospitalized with “non-life-threatening injuries,” including the shooter, who police say was shot by an armed security officer on the scene.
“A suspect in this case has been identified and apprehended,” MBPD Lt. Joey Crosby said Sunday morning.
The name of the suspect “will be released once he has been medically-cleared and the warrants can be served,” he added.