Nine people were shot in Philadelphia Saturday night while dancing on a Facebook Live broadcast, according to multiple reports.
Police say roughly 30 people were partying on a sidewalk while live streaming on Facebook’s platform when an unknown gunman (or gunmen) opened fire on the crowd, reports the Associated Press. As many as 27 shots were fired in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, a northern part of the city where fatal shootings occur relatively often.
Two people are in critical condition, while seven others are listed as stable. All victims are believed to be 26 years old or younger.
Police are unaware of the live Facebook video, at least for the time being, according to AP. (RELATED: ‘Chicago Four’ Who Live Streamed Torture Of Mentally Handicapped ‘White Boy’ Plead Not Guilty)
Criminals have reportedly used Facebook Live a number of times during the commission of their crimes.
A 20-year-old driver who crashed into a garbage truck while driving as fast as 115 mph on a highway was arrested after he live streamed the dangerous situation on Facebook. Authorities were able to use the footage as evidence in their investigation. (RELATED: Facebook Live Has A Suicide Problem. But Zuckerberg Might Have An Answer)
Two teen girls in Pennsylvania tragically died in a car crash while live streaming on Facebook. State law prohibits anything that “causes you to either take your attention away from driving, take your eyes off of the road or take your hands off of the wheel.”
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