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This Man Live-Streamed The Moment He Was Fatally Shot

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A graphic and disturbing video is purporting to be footage that shows the live streaming of a Chicago man's death.

As it is presented, the video revolves around the last moments of suspected victim Antonio Perkins, a 28-year-old Chicago man who was killed on Wednesday night in the North Lawndale section of Chicago.

The video, which was obtained by DNAinfo, shows the man filming himself while standing outside of a house. Soon, the facial expression of the man rapidly changes, before an apparent blast of gunshots precedes his falling to the floor.

After he falls is when the disturbing image of bloody grass appears, right as a car is spotted fleeing the scene. Screams and panicked voices can be heard filling the last few seconds of the video, which is said to have originated as a Facebook Live stream.

Police are investigating the video and have yet to officially confirm, on their part, that the footage indeed shows Antonio Perkins, but a Chicago Tribune report says that a full version of the video contains more clues about the man who was shot.

In this full version, the man is repeatedly referred to as "Tony" before and after a handful of gunshots ring out.

Regardless of whether police provide confirmation soon, the video seems to be part of yet another horror story out of Chicago, where, according to DNAinfo, there have been 288 murders so far this year.

Citations: Man Live Streams His Own Murder During Facebook Live Video: Reports (DNAinfo), Police investigate Facebook video that appears to show fatal shooting on West Side (Chicago Tribune)