Yet another man was reportedly shot dead while live-streaming a Facebook video in Chicago.
Antonio Perkins died this week after suffering gunshot wounds to his neck in a shooting on South Drake Street in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, police told the Chicago Sun-Times.
A video purportedly featuring Perkins shows the man filming himself and talking to other people on a sidewalk. Later, at least six shots are heard in the background and the phone falls into the bloody grass before the screen goes black.
Police authorities are currently investigating if the man in the video posted to Facebook is Perkins, who allegedly had a possible gang affiliation. His family, however, claims he was no longer an active member.
If they confirm it is indeed Perkins, this would second time in less than three months that a man was shot in Chicago while recording a live video for Facebook. In March, Brian Fields was shot at 16 times in a similar manner. He was critically injured.
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Chicago continues to battle gun violence — especially gang-related violence — as murder rate increased by 72% and shootings increased more than 88% in the first three months this year, compared with the same period in 2015.
Prior to the shooting involving Perkins, at least eight people were killed and 36 others were wounded in a string of shootings across the Windy City over the weekend, according to ABC News.
Law-enforcement response to the shootings has remained ineffective since the methods used by the Chicago Police Department to tackle crime in the city has resulted in more arrests and consequently more fear and distrust among citizens.