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(CHICAGO) — Investigators are trying to determine whether a video that apparently shows a man getting gunned down on a Chicago street while live streaming is authentic and whether it is connected to a gang-related shooting under investigation, police said.

According to ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago, the viral video shows 31-year-old Brian Fields live streaming to Facebook in his old neighborhood in Chicago. In the recording, he talks about a store behind him reopening for kids.

Then gunshots are heard and the camera falls to the ground. The video keeps recording and shows the suspect standing with a gun.

Chicago Police Department Officer Jose Estrada told ABC News Saturday that the video was brought to the attention of the police department and police are working to verify whether the video is tied to a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon, when a 31-year-old man was approached on foot by an armed man who shot him then fled in a car.

The man sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was hospitalized in critical condition, Estrada said. Police have not released the 31-year-old’s name.

“We believe it [the video] has something to do with the incident,” Estrada said. “We’re still trying to verify its authenticity.”

The shooting is believed to be gang-related, Estrada said, and the suspect is still at-large.

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