5 things to know about Chicago man shot while streaming on Facebook

Chicago man shot live on Facebook

While his face is one many won’t soon forgot, the man shot while live streaming on Facebook on Thursday, March 31, remains nameless and in critical condition.

  1. The 31-year-old man was shot at least 16 times shortly before 5 p.m.
  2. His mother says he is on a ventilator in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Hospital after suffering bullet wounds to his jaw, back, stomach and legs.
  3. The young man was in town visiting his mother.
  4. He received a call from a friend to meet him outside a closed corner store at 56th Street and Hoyne Avenue in the gang-infested West Englewood neighborhood. He was apparently in rival gang territory.
  5. It’s reported that the young man is a convicted murderer. In 2009, he was convicted of second-degree murder.

Man shot in Chicago live on Facebook

In the video, the young Black male victim is dressed in a white hoodie and wearing a royal blue and white Chicago White Sox baseball cap, live streams on Facebook video.

He is pacing on the corner and chatting with his social media friends, saying, “Oh chief, they heard I was … so they had to open the store back up for the kid zo(sic). I can’t be out here without the store being open. I need somewhere to duck and hide for cover. Pipe it up. I slide so they popped the store back open for the kid.”

Next thing you know, shots ring out. He drops the phone with the camera phone aiming skyward and then you hear multiple gun shots. A man appears in the video wearing a red, white and black track jacket with a gun in his hands and the sound of gunfire continues.

There’s a moment of silence, then you hear a man saying, “C’mon lord. C’mon. We got to take you to the hospital. Lord… what the f***?”

The victim’s mother is heard in the background screaming, “Oh my God, no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. … Oh my God, I don’t believe this. I don’t believe this.”

He was one of 10 people shot on the same day, there were two deaths.

The Chicago Tribune reports there have been 135 homicides already this year, a 71 per cent jump from 2015.

In the first three months of 2016 over 700 people have been shot, a 73 per cent rise on this time last year.

Chicago man shot while filming live Facebook video

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