This is the horrific moment seven people were injured in a mass shooting recorded on Facebook Live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The gunfight, caught on video by Bubba Hinson, took place in the Ocean Boulevard area at around 12.30am on Sunday.

The footage shows a huge crowd of people by a car park when gunshots sound out.

Chaos ensues, with numerous bystanders running for their lives.

Horrifying mass shootout streamed on Facebook Live by tourist
A huge crowd gathers in Ocean Boulevard (Picture: Facebook)
screenshot of Facebook Live video showing people running as gunshots are heard in Myrtle Beach, Ocean Boulevard
A group of people attack a victim on the ground (Picture: Facebook)

Several people — including an officer — are believed to be among those shot. Hinson is heard shouting: ‘Officer down!’

A security guard who witnessed the shooting fired at the gunman, wounding him, reports KCRG.

The gunman stole a car but was caught a short time later. He has been arrested.

Lt Joey Crosby, of Myrtle Beach Police Department, said the fight started after a large group of people blocked traffic.

screenshot of Facebook Live video showing people running as gunshots are heard in Myrtle Beach, Ocean Boulevard
The crowd scatters as gunshots ring out (Picture: Facebook)
screenshot of Facebook Live video showing people running as gunshots are heard in Myrtle Beach, Ocean Boulevard
Passersby tend to gunshot victims in the street (Picture: Facebook)

Seven people were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. All are expected to make a full recovery.

Sunday’s shooting was just one in a string of gun-related incidents to hit Myrtle Beach over the weekend.

A victim was found with a gunshot wound in the Coastal Grand Mall area, then shots were heard at the Crown Reef Resort just moments later.

screenshot of Facebook Live video showing people running as gunshots are heard in Myrtle Beach, Ocean Boulevard
Tourist Bubba Hinson caught the shootout on camera (Picture: Facebook)

Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhode initially responded by saying: ‘Social media today puts this word out quickly. It does not look good for the city of Myrtle Beach.’

He went on to say: ‘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.’