Video of Man Gunned Down May Be Tied to Gang Shooting, Cops Say

Fuse/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Investigators are trying to determine whether a video that apparently shows a man getting gunned down on a Chicago street while live streaming is authentic and whether it is connected to a gang-related shooting under investigation, police said.

According to ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago, the viral video shows 31-year-old Brian Fields live streaming to Facebook in his old neighborhood in Chicago. In the recording, he talks about a store behind him reopening for kids.

Then gunshots are heard and the camera falls to the ground. The video keeps recording and shows the suspect standing with a gun.

Chicago Police Department Officer Jose Estrada told ABC News Saturday that the video was brought to the attention of the police department and police are working to verify whether the video is tied to a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon, when a 31-year-old man was approached on foot by an armed man who shot him then fled in a car.

The man sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was hospitalized in critical condition, Estrada said. Police have not released the 31-year-old's name.

"We believe it [the video] has something to do with the incident," Estrada said. "We're still trying to verify its authenticity."

The shooting is believed to be gang-related, Estrada said, and the suspect is still at-large.

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California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfires

California anticipates much-needed rain this week after catastrophic wildfiresGoogle Earth(NEW YORK) -- Ravaged by a slew of deadly wildfires in recent days, northern California is set to get a bit of relief this week in the form of rain.

A storm system is expected to move over the Pacific Northwest later this week and the trailing cold front will most likely bring some much-needed rain to northern California between Thursday and Friday, according to ABC meteorologists.

"It will rain a bit but not enough to fully douse the blazes," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said in a statement Tuesday. "The biggest advantage to firefighters will be the increase in humidity and lower temperatures."

Massive wildfires have charred more than 245,000 acres of land statewide in the past week, killing at least 41 people and destroying thousands of homes, according to authorities.

Firefighters were battling about a dozen wildfires as of late Tuesday evening, although most of them were more than halfway contained.

“The weather today will be warm with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast,” CalFire said in a statement on Tuesday. “A chance of precipitation is expected to arrive later in the week, bringing relief from the dry conditions.”

The northern parts of the Golden State, which has bared the brunt of the fire damage, is forecast to see an influx of cloudy, cooler and wetter weather later in the week, according to AccuWeather.

Spotter from Los Osos was reporting sprinkles from this high level moisture. Dry at lower levels. Rain evaporates. Also called "Virga" #cawx pic.twitter.com/sgxj3bdXZQ

— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) October 18, 2017

However, a return of dry air, heat and areas of gusty winds could once again raise the wildfire danger early next week, meteorologists said.

Separately, a band of moisture, referred to as Atmospheric River by weather experts, is currently stretching between Asia and North America. It’s expected to bring several storm systems into many parts of the Pacific Northwest through the rest of the week.

The first of these storms have already hit the Pacific Northwest with wind gusts of between 40 and 74 mph.

A number of wind warnings and flood watches are in effect in the western and northern parts of the U.S. ahead of the storm.

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