Sunday June 19, 2016

Chicago Man Shot Dead While Live Streaming on Facebook

I thought I saw this a couple of days ago but the video still seems to be up. This LiveLeak-esque stuff is only going to get more abundant as live streaming apps gain in popularity.

The 14-minute video featured the man drinking and hanging out with friends on a sidewalk, complaining about the heat. Sirens can be heard in the background. About six minutes into the video, the victim looks out of frame and says "Boy, stop playin.'" Then there about a dozen gun shots. The cellphone falls to the ground, briefly showing bloodied grass, and screaming can be heard. "Call the police!" multiple people scream. The screen goes black, continuing to broadcast for some 30 additional minutes. A spokesperson from the Chicago Police Department confirmed that the victim was pronounced dead following the shooting.