Victim recording himself when shot, video posted to social media

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CHICAGO — Video posted to social media appears to show a brazen Chicago shooting that left a man in critical condition.

The 30-year-old victim was recording himself Thursday afternoon, on what appears to be Facebook Live, when someone walked up and fired at least 16 shots.

The victim was standing outside of a store on the corner of 56th Street and Hoyne Avenue in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood.

The victim has not been identified.

His mother tells the Chicago Tribune that he was in town visiting her, when a friend called and asked him to meet up.

She says her son underwent surgery and remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

Her son suffered bullet wounds to his jaw, back, stomach and legs.

The mother says she has viewed the video of her son being shot.

The gunman has not been arrested.

A Chicago police spokesman says detectives are waiting to interview the victim, who is a documented gang member.

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