Man Shot Dead While Filming Facebook Live Video In Chicago

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| June 18 , 2016 , 13:23 IST
[caption id="attachment_167769" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Social media giant Facebook has launched "Group Calling" on Messenger that can let a user add 50 participants simultaneously over the Internet. In a bizarre incident, 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.[/caption] In a bizarre incident, 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.