4 Apr 2016

USA USA USA: Chicago Resident Gunned Down While Live-Streaming

: Over the weekend we reported some shocking gun crime statistics in Chicago: according to a CNN report, gun violence in the windy city is on track to post its worst year in the 21st century, the result of an unprecedented surge in gun deaths in the first three months of the year.  By March 31, 141 people had been killed. Last Thursday, eight were shot and two of them died in one hour alone, Chicago Police said.
The 141 deaths in the first three months of the year mark a 71.9% jump from the same period in 2015, when 82 people were killed.
It's the worst start to a year since 1999, when 136 people died in the first three months the year, according to the Chicago Tribune.
At that pace - an average of three killings every two days - Chicago would have 564 homicides by the end of the year. That would eclipse the 468 killings recorded in 2015 and 416 in 2014.


However, nothing prepared us for this jarring example of just how bad gun violence in Chicago truly is.
The following graphic footage shows a Chicago resident gunned down Thursday while live-streaming the entire event on Facebook, as he stood on a street corner. The man falls to the ground as the suspect stands over him continuing to fire shots.



This was one of nine shootings across the city on Thursday that left at least two people dead.
Cited by BuzzFeed, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Sweeny said that the shooting occurred just before 5:00 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Hoyne Avenue. A suspect approached the 31-year-old man, shot him multiple times, then fled in a vehicle, Sweeney said.
After the shooting stops, another man can be heard talking about taking the individual to a hospital as a woman wails in the background.
The New York Daily News reported the victim was in critical condition Thursday night and had sustained multiple gun shot wounds.


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