Three men were shot and critically wounded on Tuesday in Norfolk, Virginia, and the footage was aired over Facebook Live. The stream was uploaded just six days after the police shooting death of Philando Castile, a Minnesota man whose last moments were broadcast using the same service.
WARNING – Video includes graphic content.
Authorities arrived at the scene around 6:10 p.m. to attend to the victims, who are in their twenties, according to WTKR.
Police have not identified the victims, but the Facebook Live stream was uploaded by a T.J. Williams around 9 p.m. on the social media site and has over 97,000 views, WTKR reports.
The video lasts over 30 minutes and shows one of the victims while he sits in a car, smoking and listening to music. About five minutes into the stream, 30 shots ring out and the phone instantly drops to the floor.
As the stream continues, audio captures the rest of the tense scene, as panicked voices of witnesses, assumed family members, and paramedics attend to the three men.
An unidentified man tells the victims, “Stay relaxed. Don’t go to sleep. Keep your eyes open. Keep listening to my voice. They’re going to get you. It’s going to be OK.”
Later, he calls out the name “T.J.,” and says, “I love you nephew.”
Authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify suspects, and will continue their investigation.
SOURCE: WTKR | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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