Police investigate Facebook video that appears to show fatal shooting on West Side

killedChicago police are investigating a video posted to Facebook that appears to show the slaying of a West Side man who was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood Wednesday evening.

The 28-year-old man, Antonio Perkins, was shot toward the north end of the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue around 8:45 p.m., authorities said.

The video appears to show Perkins recording himself and talking before someone opened fire and Perkins collapsed.  He is shown with a group in front of a home when at least six shots are heard and the phone appears to tumble through bloody grass before going black.

The video looks like it was shot at dusk, around the time Perkins was killed.  It was posted live on Facebook on Wednesday night. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.