The South Asian Times

25 June 2017 01:21 AM

Bystander livestreams shooting on Facebook Live in US

By IANS

New York, June 19: Police were rushed to a US vacation resort after a bystander livestreamed a shooting incident on Facebook Live in which several people were injured.

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

According to Myrtle Beach Police, a fight broke out and one of the belligerents pulled a gun and fired.

Meanwhile, a bystander livestreamed the incident that alerted the police.

An armed security officer fired at the gunman but he carjacked a vehicle and got away from the scene. The police later arrested the attacker.

"Footage of the violent incident remained online as of Sunday afternoon. A representative for Facebook did not immediately respond to CBS News' request for comment," the rpeort added.

There have been several cases of livestreaming shooting incidents on Facebook in the recent past.

Update: 19 June, 2017

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