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‘Call the Police!’: Man Shot Dead in Chicago While Live Streaming Hangout With Friends

‘Call the Police!’: Man Shot Dead in Chicago While Live Streaming Hangout With Friends

“A lot of people loved my son; he was a good person."

It was a rare evening off for 28-year-old Antonio Perkins who worked almost every day at McDonald's and was recently promoted.

He was with two of his three young children along with friends Wednesday night as the sun was setting on a Chicago street, WGN-TV reported.

To mark the occasion, Perkins and his friends shared their get-together on Facebook Live, taking turns holding the cellphone broadcasting their gathering.

At one point Perkins was holding the phone, the camera peering at his face scanning what sounded like a fairly quiet street.

Image source: Facebook

And that's when the shots rang out.

As Facebook Live continued to broadcast, Perkins appeared to fall to the blood-stained grass immediately after the first two shots, the phone moving haphazardly and picking up bits and pieces of imagery.

While the video cut out shortly after the shooting, terrified voices were heard right away and continued along with a black screen.

"Oh my God!" a woman screamed.

"Call the police!" a man yelled. "Hurry up!"

"You good, Tony," other voices said.

"Tony, don't go on me!" a woman pleaded. "I love you!"

"He's choking on his blood," a woman said, as the cries increased.

Perkins was pronounced dead at 9:07 p.m. from gunshot wounds to his head and neck, WGN reported.

Chicago police are reviewing the video and said the shooting was gang-related — but friends and Perkins’ father told the station he wasn't a gangbanger or the target.

“A lot of people loved my son," his father Daniel Cole told WGN. "He was a good person.”

Image source: WGN-TV

A friend of Perkins' named Tiffany told others to "stop judging us like that. His life really did matter."

Perkins' brother was also shot to death several years ago, WGN said.

Chicago police told the station that there are no suspects yet in Perkins' shooting.

This story has been updated.

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

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