4 in custody after police find apparent torture Facebook Live video

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Four people were in custody Wednesday night after Chicago police discovered an apparent torture video. (WLS)

Four people were in custody Wednesday night after Chicago police discovered an apparent torture video on Facebook.

An adult man with "mental health challenges," believed to be the victim in the video, was found disoriented and walking around on Chicago's West Side.

Police believe the victim is related to a battery call they responded to at a residence in the 3300 block of W. Lexington Street at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. They found signs of a struggle and damage to property.

Later, police became aware of a "disturbing video" on Facebook Live showing an adult man being bound and beaten.

Police said this was the same man they found wandering around on Lexington Street.

The victim was held between 24 and 48 hours, police said. He was eventually unbound and let go, which is when police found him.

The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition, police said.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said four individuals were being interrogated Wednesday night.

The offenders were described as two women and two men -- all around 18 years old. Three of the offenders are believed to be Chicago residents and one is believed to be from the suburbs of Chicago, police said.



The victim is an acquaintance of one of the offenders and is believed to have initially gone with the offenders willingly.

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