A man inadvertently streamed a mass shooting on Facebook Live — believing he was filming people dancing in the street, according to reports.
Bubba Hinson’s video of a gunman opening fire and wounding six people during an argument at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sunday has since racked up more than a million views, much to his dismay, the News and Observer reports.
“I always wanted a viral video, but I never wanted it to be like this,” Hinson told the news outlet.
Hinson, a volunteer firefighter in town for a convention, says he saw a throng of people blocking traffic at around 12:25 a.m.and started streaming the gathering on his Facebook page, expecting people to bust a move.
Instead, someone pulled out a gun and busted some caps.
“I thought they were dancing. That’s why I started filming it,” he told the paper. “Then, they started fighting. Then, they started shooting.”
The video shows a group of people brawling before someone pulls out a gun and fires off at least 15 bullets, sending the crowd members screaming and running for their lives.
“Multiple people down!” Hinson shouts as he narrates the mayhem.
At least six people were shot and sustained “non-life-threatening injuries,” and an armed security guard also shot the gunman, the News and Observer reports.
The shooter fled the scene by carjacking a vehicle, but cops caught up with him a few hours later.
The shooting was just one of three in a bloody weekend for the tourist town. Another gunman wounded a man in parking lot of a Myrtle Beach mall the day before, just 10 minutes before cops were dispatched to a shooting at a local resort, although no one was hit there.
Some vacationers told the News and Observer they won’t be returning to the city anytime soon.
“We’re just here on vacation,” said visitor John Lee, whose friend’s car ended up covered in bullet holes and blood after Sunday’s shooting. “This sucks.”