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Shooting Interrupts Man's Live Streaming Video (Video)

| by Karin Sun
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A Chicago man was live streaming a video (below) on Facebook when he was brutally gunned down.

The unidentified victim was standing on a street corner in front of a convenience store in Chicago's South Side while live streaming a video of himself on Facebook, BuzzFeed News reported. In the video, he is seen smiling and talking in a blue baseball cap and white hoodie.

About 25 seconds into the video, however, gunshots break out and the man falls to the ground, dropping the camera. The suspect is then briefly seen walking by and wielding a handgun.

The suspect appeared to be wearing jeans and a red and white top.

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Later in the video, a woman is heard screaming, "Oh my god, no … I can't believe this."

Chicago Police Officer Thomas Sweeney told BuzzFeed News that the shooting occurred around 4:45 p.m. on March 31. The suspect reportedly approached the 31-year-old man, shot him multiple times, and then fled the scene in a vehicle, according to Sweeney.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he remained in treatment as of the night of March 31.

Police are aware of the video, which was posted to several social media sites on the day of the shooting, and are currently still investigating the incident. No arrests have been made yet.

The man's shooting was part of an epidemic of gun violence that broke out in Chicago on March 31, according to the Chicago Tribune. Three residents were killed and seven others were wounded in the nine shootings that day.

Two of the fatal shootings occurred across the street from an elementary school in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood. In that same incident, a 16-year-old boy suffered a leg injury.  

Sources: BuzzFeed News, Chicago Tribune / Photo Credit: BuzzFeed News, YouTube

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