South Side shooting of woman caught on Facebook Live

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Published on Jan 3, 2018
woman was shot in the arm Tuesday afternoon while live-streaming an argument with another woman on the South Side, according to Chicago police.

The victim, 27, was broadcasting on Facebook Live as she argued with a woman sitting in a car in the 6400 block of South Calumet Avenue in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood around 3 p.m., police said. The other woman pulled out a gun and fired, hitting the victim in the arm.

The shooting was widely circulated on social media by Tuesday evening, according to Chicago police officials. Detectives have the Facebook video and are in a “good position in the investigation,” chief police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

“At this point we have no reason to suspect the video is not authentic,” Guglielmi said. “The victim in this case knows the offender and we are working to locate.”

As of Tuesday evening, police had identified the shooter, but she remained at-large with a man who was also in the car.

The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition has stabilized.

“What I can say is we believe this to be a domestic related incident between two individuals that know each other,” Guglielmi said. “We do not believe there is any threat to the public as this stemmed from an earlier interaction between the two of them.”

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