A man and a two-year-old boy were shot to death Tuesday in Chicago while the child’s 20-year-old aunt was streaming the incident on Facebook Live.
The 20-year-old woman was also shot, but survived the dangerous ordeal and kept recording for part of her escape, according to NBC News.
(WARNING: Footage may be considered disturbing)
The video starts off innocently, showing the woman enjoying music and reciting the lyrics. But then rather abruptly, a dozen or so shots can be heard as the woman screams and quickly exits the vehicle. The footage continues as she frantically runs to a nearby house. She drops the phone that was recording the video so the images are obscured, but the audio function continues.
“Call 911 … I got a bullet in my stomach … They shot him … Please, please. I can’t breathe,” the woman can be heard saying, while other noises cannot be clearly deciphered. “Oh my God, please Lord … I can’t go. I can’t go.”
The seriously injured woman is then heard asking her mother to grab the phone that was still recording. (RELATED: Two Teen Girls Die In Car Crash While Live Streaming On Facebook)
She was shot in the stomach, but she and her fetus are expected to survive, according to The Telegraph.
The woman’s boyfriend and 2-year-old nephew were both shot in the head and pronounced dead, after emergency medical personnel originally revived the boy.
The investigation is ongoing.
“These shootings must be a turning point for our city,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement Tuesday, according to NBC News. Emanuel said the city needs “meaningful gun control and sentencing legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.” (RELATED: Chicago Man With Concealed-Carry Permit Shoots, Kills Armed Robber)
Facebook Live has been able to capture a number of horrifying crimes since the add-on feature was first rolled out, with some of the recorders being the victim — like in this incident — and some being the perpetrators. (RELATED: Suspects Who Streamed Torture Of Mentally Handicapped ‘White Boy’ Plead Not Guilty)
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