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Facebook Live user streams triple shooting in Norfolk, Virginia

Posted: 3:32 PM, Jul 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-13 21:46:40Z
Facebook Live user streams triple shooting
Facebook Live user streams triple shooting

For the second time in as many weeks, the aftermath of gun violence was broadcast as it happened online via Facebook Live.

According to WVEC in Norfolk, Virginia, one Facebook user recorded a triple shooting via Facebook live Tuesday evening.

The video, posted to TJ Williams’ Facebook account, shows three men smoking and listening to music in car for about five and a half minutes before gunshots are heard.

NOTE: The following video contains strong language and gun violence.

“Call an ambulance, please,” one passenger is heard saying.

The video continues streaming for over an hour. Though the phone remains on the ground, neighbors can be heard praying and giving encouragement to the injured, paramedics can be heard attending to the injured and cops investigating the scene.

Norfolk police confirmed the legitimacy of Facebook live video in a statement on Wednesday. Though the police department did not reveal the names of the victims, they stated that two of them men are “doing better,” while one remains in critical condition.

Police have not released a motive or any suspect information.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.