CHICAGO --A video going viral on social media appears to show a man being attacked in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.
Police said 31-year-old Brian Fields was standing outside shortly before 5 p.m. when someone walked up, fired shots, jumped into a vehicle and sped away.
A video originally posted to Facebook then shared thousands of times on various social media platforms appears to show that attack.
According to friends, Fields was back in town and live streaming to Facebook in his old West Englewood neighborhood Thursday afternoon, broadcasting about the store behind him reopening for kids.
As he was recording, someone started firing his direction.
"I heard shots, about nine or 10 shots, then the fellow fell down," said a witness.
The cellphone video kept streaming, facing upwards, and you can see the gunman step into frame still shooting before police say he ran off.
"It looks like someone snuck up from behind him," said Manuel Stewart, a friend of the victim.
People who live along that stretch of Hoyne watched the video more intently.
"I watched this video at least, like, 20 times," Robertson said. "I ain't never seen nothing like that before..."
Chicago police were working to verify the authenticity of the video, as well as examining it to identify faces to find witnesses and suspects.
Fields suffered gunshot wounds to the face and groin, and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
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