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Chicago man shot on Facebook Live video in March dies in another shooting

October 30, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Chicago man shot on Facebook Live video in March dies in another shooting

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Chicago Police officials say Brian Fields, the man who was injured back in March in a shooting that he managed to record on Facebook Live was again shot Friday — however, this time the incident was fatal.

Police say an unidentified gunman shot and killed 30-year-old Brian Fields at about 10 p.m. as he was sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle.

Investigators said Chiquita Fields, 30, was also killed in the shooting after suffering a gunshot wound to her side, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Police have made no arrests in connection with the shooting as of Sunday.

Brian Fields also took on a bullet back on March 31st as he stood on a street corner in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood as he was capturing a Facebook Live broadcast.

Fields can be seen talking into his camera, moments later shots are fired, the phone dropped to the ground, as the camera’s gaze shifted toward the sky.

An armed man then stepped into the camera’s view, and fired more shots, probably at someone who was trying to flee.

The victim was shot multiple times, including a bullet to his face, but he managed to survive. Investigators at the time believed that his gang affiliation might have played a role in the shooting.

Another Chicago man was allegedly shot and killed as he was recording a Facebook Live video in June.

Antonio Perkins was recording a Facebook Live video speaking into the camera before several shots rang out before the phone dropped to the ground. The video went in and out of focus, and ultimately picked up the image of blood-soaked grass.

Both Fields and Perkins are just two of the 3,598 individuals who have been shot in Chicago so far this year, according to data obtained by the Chicago Tribune as it chronicles the city’s surge in gun violence.

At least 618 people have been murdered in Chicago, a number that includes fatal shootings.

Chicago has seen more gun-related homicides than LA and NYC combined in 2016.

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