Street shootout captured on Facebook Live

Street shooting filmed on Facebook Live (YouTube)
Updated 19 June 2017
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Street shootout captured on Facebook Live

DUBAI: A shootout on a street in the southern US state of South Carolina has been streamed live on Facebook.

Police say the shooting happened near the popular Myrtle Beach at about 12.30 a.m. local time on Monday, when a fight broke out.

The suspect pulled out a gun and started firing randomly into the crowds, wounding seven people.

On the Facebook Live video a man can be heard describing the scene as it developed. When the gunshots are heard, there are screams and people can be seen running away.

The man, who is apparently filming the incident, can be heard telling people to stay away from the area.

Police say a nearby armed security guard witnessed the incident and shot the suspect.

None of the injuries received are believed to have been life threatening, according to reports in the MailOnline.

Various videos showing the incident have been posted, all receiving thousands of views and shares.


Egyptian military court sentences journalist to 10 years

Updated 22 May 2018
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Egyptian military court sentences journalist to 10 years

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court has sentenced a freelance journalist who reported on the Sinai insurgency to 10 years in prison on terror-related charges.
The Cairo military court on Tuesday convicted Ismail Alexandrani of spreading false news and joining an outlawed group, without identifying it. The verdict can be appealed.
Alexandrani was detained in 2015 upon his return to Egypt after delivering a presentation on Sinai militancy in Berlin. He worked for several news outlets in Egypt.
Egypt has heavily restricted media access to the northern Sinai, where it has struggled to combat a Daesh-led insurgency that has carried out attacks across the country.
Egyptian authorities have jailed several journalists as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent, and have passed vague laws criminalizing the dissemination of “false news.”