Jun 18, 2016 09:28 AM EDT

Facebook Live Issues Continue As Chicago Man's Death Via Shooting Was Streamed

Issues on Facebook Live continue as a Chicago man's death was captured real-time. The man was shot dead on Wednesday.

The New York Times reported that Antonio Perkins, 28, was using Facebook Live to show his friends around his neighborhood in Chicago last Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016. All of a sudden, gunshots were heard and the camera fell to the ground.

Screams followed urging people nearby to call the police. A short time later, Perkins was declared dead after he was rushed to the hospital.

"A lot of people loved my son; he was a good person," Perkins' father, Daniel Cole, said. His friends, via WGNtv.com, maintained that he was not the target.

According to Fox32, authorities believe that the shooting was gang-related. However, Perkins' father asserted that he was not part of any gangs and had recently gotten a job at a fast food chain.

This is the latest issue that arose from Facebook Live's feature. CNN noted that criminals are now using mobile live-streaming platforms to film their acts of terror in real-time.

Facebook continues its struggle in stopping these horrendous videos from being shared. Social networks are becoming victims themselves of these offenders.

"Terrorists and acts of terrorism have no place on Facebook," the company said in a statement. "Whenever terrorist content is reported, we remove it as quickly as possible. We treat take-down requests by law enforcement with the highest urgency."

While Perkins' case appear to be an accidental broadcast of his death, it was the man who recently killed a police officer and his partner in France who sparked concerns over Facebook Live. The killer pledged his allegiance to ISIS and threatened the Euro 2016 soccer championship.

The Orlando shooter also took to Facebook to pledge his loyalty to ISIS, according to Fox News. "You kill innocent women and children by doing us airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance," Omar Mateen posted.

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