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A shooting that was apparently captured during a Facebook Live video left three men in the hospital — including two with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Video uploaded by Facebook user TJ Willams showed three men sitting in a car listening to music and smoking until gunfire is suddenly heard and the phone is dropped.
About 30 gunshots are audible on the video, which continues with the sound of passers-by calling 911 and comforting the victims.
Police in Norfolk, Virginia, said three men were shot at about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the suburb of Berkley.
“Upon arrival, officers located three men inside a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds,” the police department said in an update. “All three men, ages 27 and 29, were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with significant injuries.”
In a later update, police said two of the men had life-threatening injuries.
The Facebook Live video includes the voices of helpers as they await the arrival of ambulances.
“Stay calm, stay relaxed, don’t go to sleep,” a man says. “Give me your hand. I got you. Stay with me, stay with me. They coming, they coming to get you.”
Police told NBC affiliate WAVY that they were investigating the video in connection with the shooting.
As time passes in the video, the helper asks: “TJ, you good? Stay right there. Keep your eyes open … keep listening to my voice … stay breathing.”
Pictures from the scene showed a parked vehicle with several bullet holes in the windows.