Shooting death of Chicago man captured live on Facebook

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NEW YORK -- A 28-year old Chicago man live streaming on Facebook was shot dead during his broadcast.

The live stream captured his murder. The 14-minute video featured Antonio Perkins drinking and hanging out with friends on a sidewalk. Six minutes into the video, there are gun shots, and screaming can be heard.

Perkins fell on the grass after two shots, WGN reports. A flurry of up to ten shots followed.

A spokesperson from the Chicago Police Department confirmed that the victim was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds to his head and neck following the shooting.

Detectives have confirmed that the video was connected to the shooting.

According to WGN, Chicago police say the shooting was gang-related, but Perkins' family says that was in his past.

Perkins had just been promoted at McDonald's, where he worked almost every day, his family said.

Wednesday night was a rare night out for Perkins, his family told WGN.

At this time, police do not have a suspect in custody.

WARNING: Video below contains graphic content of gun violence and death. Viewer discretion is advised.

A spokeswoman from Facebook acknowledged that the video streamed live on its service. The video hasn't been taken down (Facebook will remove a video if it celebrates violence) but all uploads and shares are marked with a user warning.

Facebook Live, which became available to all users in late January, is one of the company's celebrated features. It give users the ability to broadcast to Facebook through the smartphone app.

It's part of a larger trend of live streaming apps.

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