Bystander livestreams shooting on Facebook Live in US

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New York, June 19 (IANS) 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.

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



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