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Chicago man charged with Valentine's Day murder of uncle and his 2-year-old nephew caught on Facebook Live
Brian Lisi Mar-15-2017 191 0

Authorities are charging a 26-year-old man with the murder of a 2-year-old and the boy's uncle in Chicago, a shocking incident that was broadcast as it happened via Facebook Live.

Lazaric Collins, 26, was driving through the North Lawndale neighborhood on Valentine's Day with his pregnant girlfriend and nephew, Lavontay White, when their car was struck by gunfire, the Chicago Tribune reports.

As she sang along to some music, Collins' girlfriend was streaming their ride together on Facebook Live before Devon Swan allegedly shot at the vehicle, killing Lavontay and Collins while also wounding the unnamed woman.

She escaped the besieged car with her phone and ran to a nearby home for help, crying out that she had "a bullet in my stomach."

Shooting that killed Chicago toddler captured on Facebook Live
Both White and Collins were shot in the head.

Police believe Swan had intentionally targeted Collins, who they say was a documented gang member.

Collins' girlfriend, who is four months into her pregnancy, is in fair condition. Her unborn child also reportedly survived the attack despite the mother's gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Swan faces first-degree murder charges while authorities believe there will be additional arrests in the Tuesday afternoon attack.


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