In Philadelphia this weekend, a Facebook live party took a wrong turn as a gunman opened fire on the group of people dancing on the live stream. The live stream shows 9 people getting shot, as the gunman let off 27 shots.
The attack occurred in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in Northern Philadelphia, where gun violence is common.
What isn’t so common is watching all this violence live streamed across the internet. Facebook has been facing legality nightmares with the amount of violence that has been broadcast across the social networking platform. There have been rapes, suicides, and murders all shown on Facebook since they launched the option.
The Daily Caller reports:
Two people are in critical condition, while seven others are listed as stable. All victims are believed to be 26 years old or younger.
Police are unaware of the live Facebook video, at least for the time being, according to AP.
Criminals have reportedly used Facebook Live a number of times during the commission of their crimes.
A 20-year-old driver who crashed into a garbage truck while driving as fast as 115 mph on a highway was arrested after he live streamed the dangerous situation on Facebook. Authorities were able to use the footage as evidence in their investigation.
Two teen girls in Pennsylvania tragically died in a car crash while live streaming on Facebook. State law prohibits anything that “causes you to either take your attention away from driving, take your eyes off of the road or take your hands off of the wheel.”