Facebook Live Captures Another Violent Murder: 3 Shot By Gunman
07/13/2016 / By newstarget / Comments
Facebook Live Captures Another Violent Murder: 3 Shot By Gunman

  • Three men were shot by a gunman on Tuesday evening in Norfolk, Virginia
  • The victims, aged 27 and 29, were taken to hospital with significant injuries 
  • TJ Williams had been live streaming as the trio listened to music in the car 
  • The video continued to stream for more than an hour after shots were fired
  • Norfolk Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding the gunman 

(Article by Khaleda Rahman)

Three men were shot by a gunman who approached them while the trio were smoking and listening to music inside a car – and live streaming on Facebook.

The men, aged 27 and 29, were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. Two of the men have life-threatening injuries.

Officers responded to the 900 block of Bainbridge Boulevard in Norfolk at around 6.10pm after reports of gunshots fired in the area.

The victims were found inside the vehicle, all suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, and taken to hospital.

TJ Williams posted a video on Facebook that showed him and two others smoking inside a car. Dante Rashad Williams was identified by friends as the man sitting in the driver’s seat.

Five minutes into his live stream, a series of shots are heard and his cell phone falls to the ground but continues recording for more than an hour.

Although the men can no longer be seen, after the firing stops, someone is heard saying: ‘Call the ambulance please.’

Someone is heard calling for an ambulance and providing an address.

A man is then heard repeatedly telling the victims to ‘stay calm’ and ‘stay relaxed’.

He says: ‘Look at me, stay with me now. Don’t go to sleep.’

The man is heard comforting the victims, saying: ‘Give me your hand. I got you. Stay with me. It’s going to be alright.

‘They’re coming. They’re coming to get you. Keep your eyes open. Keep listening to my voice. It’s going to be alright.’

Around 10 minutes later, emergency responders are heard arriving.

The video continues to stream on Facebook for an hour and 10 minutes until the battery appears to die.

It has since been viewed more than 50,000 times, with commenters praising the man who kept the victims calm until medics arrived.

‘We are aware of the possible incident being recorded live to a Facebook page,’ police spokesman Daniel Hudson told Buzzfeed News. ‘Norfolk detectives are looking into it.’

Police have not released a description of the gunman, but are appealing to the public for help.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or text ‘NORFOLK’ and your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). 

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