28-year old shot dead while filming Facebook Live video in Chicago

  • IANS, New York
  • Updated: Jun 18, 2016 11:23 IST
Screen grab of Antonie Perkins filming the Facebook Live minutes before he was shot. ( Youtube screengrab)

A 28-year-old man was gunned down while he was filming some lighter moments with friends for Facebook Live in Chicago, a media report said on Saturday.

According to CBS News, Antonio Perkins, a father of three children, was live-streaming a video option when the shooting occurred in the background.

Perkins, also a documented gang member, was fatally struck in the neck and head and fell to the ground. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead.

According to the police, the shooting was gang-related.

However, Perkins’ father said his son was no longer part of the gangs and was working at McDonald’s for the past several years to earn a living.

“My son was doing good. He wasn’t involved in anything. He was going to work and taking care of his children,” the victim’s father was quoted as saying.

This is a second incident in Chicago where someone filming a Facebook Live video has been shot at.

In March, a 31-year-old was also shot at while making a Live video who later survived.

The Live video has been seen over half a million people and been shared over 18,000 times.

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