WARNING GRAPHIC: Chicago Man Live-Streams Own Shooting

Late last week a Chicago man captured his own shooting on video while streaming the event over social media. The video was shared on Facebook and Twitter immediately after the shooting. The unidentified is recovering at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

According to authorities, he was shot five times in the face and groin last Thursday afternoon. He is in critical condition.

Police are investigating the shooting and may be able to use the video in their case. He was shot in the Englewood neighborhood, one of the most violent parts of Chicago.

In the video the victim goes for a walk down the street, making the recording of himself, up to the moment shots are fired. Once the shooting begins he drops the camera, capturing footage of the shooter who stands over it for a few seconds. Shortly after the shooting ends neighbors can be heard responding to the event, wailing and calling for help while the camera continues to record the clear sky above.

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The shooter has not been identified, at least not publicly, and police and are “working to validate the authenticity of the video,” said Officer Veejay Zala, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, to the Chicago Tribune. The police have confirmed that the video evidence is consistent with the other findings in their investigation.

Violence has increased sharply in Chicago leading into 2016, with 135 homicides on record for the first three months of this year, according to the Chicago police. This is the highest number of homicides for the time period in 20 years. The same period last year saw only 77 homicides.

“We have to go back decades to find jumps of this magnitude in year-to-year comparisons,” said Arthur Lurigio, professor of criminal justice and psychology at Loyola University Chicago, speaking to the Tribune. “We’re on our way to 500 homicides again. We’re going backward.”

“We know who is committing these crimes. It’s a small segment of the population,” said police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “We have those individuals targeted. One of the things we have to do is ensure we hold those individuals accountable when they commit these crimes.”

About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. His ambition is to follow Thomas Paine, as a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • DG April 12, 2016, 7:05 pm

    Wouldn’t it be nice if they would finally clean up the streets; arrest and prosecute the gang members that have committed crimes. Robbery, rape, shootings, stabbings, etc,, and put them in jail, anyone who has murdered, give them the death penalty to be carried out with in 30 days of sentencing (no more prison time for violent offenders- gang members or not)… Most these shootings wouldn’t happen if the repeat offenders were in jail or dead already from the death penalty! Instead they slap their hand and let them go, to continue their lives of crime. That way they can complain about all the so called “gun violence” rather then the actual problem the State and City’s have created!

  • Concerned Mississippian April 12, 2016, 3:09 am

    Here in the Mid-south, most local politicians own funeral homes. I guess it’s their way of getting more customers. They’ve done nothing with the gang problems that plague these communities large and small. They’re too busy writing traffic violations for the mayor’s slush fund.

  • Andrew N. April 9, 2016, 5:41 pm

    Graphic language. I saw both a dragon and a velociraptor in the clouds that rolled by. What’s shocking is not the increase in Chicago shootings this year versus last, but the lack of concern over the number of shootings every year. Nobody seems to be concerned unless A: The total number goes over 500 a year, and B: it’s an election year and the gun-fearing Liberal needs a tragic story for the campaign. You will notice that this is Obama’s “hometown” and he’s done nothing to stop the killings. The Libs could care less if the minority youth of Chicago becomes extinct, and prove it with their indifference. Let’s hear it for the “Bastions” of Democratic Rule, Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C..

  • BJG April 9, 2016, 1:31 pm

    Warning Graphic. What someone speaking an unknown language. or the picture of a stop sign?

  • Mike April 8, 2016, 10:01 pm

    “We know who is committing these crimes. It’s a small segment of the population,” said police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “We have those individuals targeted. One of the things we have to do is ensure we hold those individuals accountable when they commit these crimes.”
    Eddie, it seems whatever you’re doing is ineffective at best and perhaps criminally incompetent at worst. Taking guns away from honest citizens hasn’t seemed to work out in your city, unless you count the advantage it has given the criminals. Maybe you should give honest citizens who can pass background checks a license to carry firearms and a chance to select a weapon of choice from the guns you confiscate from the criminals. (You do confiscate the criminals guns don’t you?)

  • Jefferson April 8, 2016, 2:57 pm

    This ultimately can be blamed on the prohibition of drugs. IF drugs were legalized and somehow regulated and distributed the bottom would fall out of the market for the drug trade. These “thugs” would actually have to contemplate learning a trade or getting some sort of education rather than the easy allure of selling drugs in the streets. There would no longer be turf wars as people could just go and buy the crap for pennies on the dollar at some sort of distribution center that provides a safe atmosphere to obtain them.
    But, the people who choose to be on these drugs would have to give up their identities and be subject to things like not getting any welfare benefits and subject to all other laws like driving under the influence, endangering children etc. etc.. I don’t know of any other way. All other countries who have legalized drug use have seen dramatic drops in things like AIDS, crime and other related areas.

    • schlomo goldstein May 5, 2017, 11:08 pm

      You are absolutely correct. Please support Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, they are working towards the goals that you spoke of.

  • John April 8, 2016, 12:47 pm

    Funny how the Laws prohibiting Hi-Cap Mags., that apply to ME, do NOT apply to the illegal/criminal street vermin. But at least another BLACK LIFE THAT DOES NOT MATTER has been wiped out!!!!

  • Christopher Cook April 8, 2016, 12:22 pm

    Funny nobody noticed the guy with the camera wearing blue and the shooter wearing red. You really don’t think this is gang related? He obviously knew he was putting himself in a dangerous situation. He was looking around talking about taking cover. He brought this on himself!

  • HappyShooter April 8, 2016, 12:20 pm

    ThugLife…..Black lives dont matter when they gun each other down.

    Just saying

  • David Keith April 8, 2016, 11:24 am

    Just remember if blacks were taken out of the homicides committed by firearms the United States would have a homicide rate about that of a Scandinavian country. We can’t make this an issue because the liberals say it somehow is a racists statement about blacks. You can’t fix something if you can’t define it. The blacks will end up making our gun laws for us.

    • BJG April 9, 2016, 1:27 pm

      David Keith You got that right, I’ve noticed that for years. Butt like you say. If you say anything about it, your a racist.

  • mac April 8, 2016, 11:13 am

    Black Lives Matter but not so much to other Blacks. Keep up the good work my brothers

    • ANTONIO ESPARZA April 8, 2016, 8:12 pm

      Well said. Amen. If a white cop would have shot the guy it would be all over the news but you will never hear about this again. Black on black crime that’s what the government wants and likes. Keep up the good work guys. Black lives only matter if a white person shoots you, black lives don’t matter to black people. Awesome!!!

      • antonio esparza April 8, 2016, 8:22 pm

        Black lives matter only if black people are shot by white people ,black lives dont matter if blacks are shooting blacks. The government applauds you, great job guys,keep taking each other out your doing a great job at it . You will never hear about this again and the only reason you heard about it is because the guy recorded it ,if he hadn’t you would have never known, but had the same guy been taken out by a cop or better said white cop then it would have been all over the news. Keep up the good work guys,awesome job!!!!!!

  • Duane April 8, 2016, 10:55 am

    The funny thing is, no one in the neighborhood saw anything. Even the people who were standing near him in the video when the shooting took place. They didn’t see anything, and the police “MIGHT” be able to use the video to identify the shooter? This has me laughing so hard I might wet myself!!!!!! When are they going to start helping eachother?

  • B_Cubed April 8, 2016, 10:54 am

    Looks like a gang related turf control shooting to me.

  • Russ April 8, 2016, 10:54 am

    Was he speaking English is a valid point. It appears to be jumbled words and ebonics. The entire video he is looking around as if he knew someone was targeting him. Wake up American sheeple, this is out there in a lot more places than just Chicago. Every liberal / Democratically controlled inner city hell hole has these. Wheres BLM Jessie, and Sharpton with this obvious black on black crime. Nowhere to be found. These groups make white sheep feel guilty that they are sucessful then shake them down. Also obama and the DOJ know about these areas and issues and ignore it also. Lot more press indicting a white Officer for shooting a black criminal usually in the act of commiting another crime. Remember fact are facts they are not racist, they are the truth. We all see it around us but choose to ignore it because it is easier or you dont want to do something and have the divider in chief say something stypid publicly before he even has the facts. Wake ip America!!!!

  • Wake_Up_America April 8, 2016, 10:22 am

    These ghetto, trash animals are the ruination of society as we know it. I think this video more than speaks volumes. My God, wake up America.

  • flintman50 April 8, 2016, 10:14 am

    Ask the Rahm Emanuel how that “gun free” zone in Chicago is working out…..pathetic.

  • Gregory Romeu April 8, 2016, 9:28 am

    “We know who is committing these crimes. It’s a small segment of the population,” said police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. “We have those individuals targeted. One of the things we have to do is ensure we hold those individuals accountable when they commit these crimes.”

    So in other words, you know who the perpetrators are but you have to wait until an innocent person dies in order for you to do your job of protecting the innocent?

    • Bill Norman April 8, 2016, 9:51 am

      Yes, that’s right, they have to wait until they catch the perps “red-handed”. That is the way of the Liberal society and is the result of what Illinois voters have voter for over the course of many years. The City of Chicago has attempted to remedy this with gun laws, which do not apply to those who are lawless to begin with: gun laws only affect those who are obedient, making the obedient then vulnerable to gun crime, unable to defend themselves.

  • wolfpack-bravo April 8, 2016, 8:56 am

    It’s time to treat these thug bangers for what they are.
    Domestic terrorists.

  • motopsych April 8, 2016, 8:34 am

    In Chicago, the black residential homes are being taken over by thugs. A public training course to deal with the violence should be offered. Police can’t respond quick enough. Home watch groups should be delegated authority to take action after training. If they have already killed you, then you have to destroy them to live.

    • SSR April 8, 2016, 4:46 pm

      One of the few comments which offers a reasonable solution to the problem and isn’t a racist taunt….

      • BLah April 8, 2016, 7:09 pm

        Aye, it’s scary to see the flagrant racism suddenly popping up here. I would assume there would be more moderation.

        A life lost regardless of any gender, race, or sexual preference is appalling and should be opposed by any sane, civilized society. We need guns to stand up to this sort of violence, and compassion for the victims.

        The scum who did this needs to be punished, but I have nothing but sympathy for those affected.

  • Bro April 8, 2016, 8:26 am

    Shooter was holding the gun correctly and shooting with aimed shots. He must have been trained and not some common thug.

  • Terry Cline April 8, 2016, 6:46 am

    What the hell is so graphic about this? This is BS!

  • SuperG April 5, 2016, 11:09 am

    Was he speaking English?

    • Frank Reyes April 8, 2016, 6:53 am

      Who are you referring to? Your comment seems to hang on the Racist side…

      • John April 8, 2016, 8:30 am

        I could not understand him either. We speak English in America, It is not racist to ask if he was speaking English. That is one of the reason this country is falling apart, no one can speak to each other and understand because people dont want to learn our language, English. Another 10 years and we will be grunting and pointing like cavemen. My only questions is where are all the black lives matter people, Jessie and AL. This is a terrible crime and I think they should be involved.

        • cj April 8, 2016, 9:32 am

          See Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy” it’s damn prophetic.

        • Bill Norman April 8, 2016, 10:02 am

          You will not see Jessie and Al in these neighborhoods. Not only is it too dangerous, but there is no money being donated to their pockets for the black-on-black crime appearances as they are in this for publicity and money. We will seen them amidst the publicity of only the cop-on-black shootings or the other race-on-black shootings (ie: George Zimmerman Hispanic), which you are probably fully aware and are being facetious in your comment, which is well taken.

  • Mark N. April 5, 2016, 12:49 am

    If they know who these people are, why are they not in jail on no bond warrants? Why are they having cases (especially gun crime cases) dismissed left right and sideways Chicago could solve this problem–if the DAs and the courts had the will to lock these animals down. Until then, they will continue killing each other, recruiting newer generations to continue the fight “for there bros, man”, and the Citizens will continue to suffer. One gets the strong impression that there is a desire that these crimes continue for undisclosed political purposes…

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