Chicago police 'confident' selfie shooting video not hoax

Apr 1, 2016 8:00 PM by News Staff

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago police spokesman says investigators have no reason to question the authenticity of a social media posting that seems to show the taker of a selfie video being struck by gunfire.

Police found the video during an online search following a shooting Thursday on the city's South Side. It shows a man chatting into a camera on a street when what appear to be shots ring out. An apparent gunman can be seen stepping over the cameras lens, extending his arms as he fires more than a dozen times.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the video doesn't seem to be a hoax.

The 31-year-old shooting victim was in critical condition in a Chicago hospital. Investigators were exploring whether the man was targeted in retaliation for previous violence.

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