This is just sad and scary on another level.
Antonio Perkins was hanging out on the sidewalk on Wednesday afternoon when he was suddenly shot dead… and the whole thing was caught on camera.
Perkins, 28, was on a Chicago street casually partying when he started recording a video on Facebook Live, complaining about the heat and laughing with friends.
However, after roughly five minutes of recording, about a dozen gun shots rang out from off camera, and Perkins was hit — and the video captured bloody grass and more as the phone tumbled to the ground.
From there, the screen went black as Perkins’ family and friends screamed in horror around him, and for an entire half hour you can hear people trying to help him as paramedics arrive and attempt to save his life.
Perkins’ friends say he wasn’t a gang member, nor the target of the shooting, with one telling the media:
“Stop judging, everybody. Stop judging us like that. His life really did matter.”
And Perkins’ father Daniel Cole added:
“A lot of people loved my son; he was a good person.”
Surprisingly, the video has NOT been taken down from Facebook, with a company spokesperson indicating that because the video doesn’t glorify death, it does not violate the social media site’s terms and policies.
It has, however, been tagged with an explicit content warning.
If you so choose, you can view the graphic video in its entirety HERE.
So sad, so unnecessary.
RIP, Mr. Perkins.
[Image via Facebook.]