Chicago Police Seek Suspect After Shooting Captured During “Facebook Live” Video Stream

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Facebook recently launched their new Live feature, which allows users to broadcast themselves and respond to friends under the feed.

However, one Chicago man’s recent Facebook Live broadcast took an ugly turn when he was shot multiple times while in the middle of recording himself.

During the video, a hooded man ran up on the 31-year-old victim, and shot several rounds from a gun before fleeing the scene.

That victim reportedly sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the face and groin.

The victim was in the West Englewood section of Chicago when he was shot while standing in front of a store located on the 5500 block of Hoyne Avenue.

In the alleged video of the shooting, the victim is seen standing outside the convenience store, seemingly joking that he needs somewhere to

“duck and hide for cover.”

As many as 16 shots are heard, as witnesses emit audible gasps.

The suspect in the confirmed shooting at the same intersection, which investigators have not linked to the footage being shared across social media, reportedly approached the victim on foot but escaped in a car.

According to police reports, the man shot is a known gang member.

The victim is currently at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is in critical condition.

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