Pedestrians flee in panic during mass shooting in Florida

Nine people, including a one-year-old child, were shot during an altercation between two groups at a beach in Hollywood, Florida.

CCTV shows members of the public scatter in panic as the shooting started near Johnson Street and North Broadwalk, a pedestrian walkway of restaurants and shops that borders the beach.

Police detained a suspect but are searching for another, described as wearing a black, short-sleeved shirt and camo shorts.

Hollywood Police Department spokesperson Deanna Bettineschi said the injured range in age from one to 65.

Police called to the area around on Monday evening found nine people with gunshot wounds who were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy said in a statement: “We will utilise every available resource to apprehend those responsible for these injuries.

"Hollywood Police has dozens of officers assigned to the beach on busy holiday weekends and that allowed for an immediate response.”

People were enjoying the end of Memorial Day weekend in Hollywood when the shooting occurred, which is the 262nd recorded mass shooting in America so far this year.

A mass shooting is classed as one in which at least four people are shot, excluding the perpetrator.