Man live-streams himself on Facebook being gunned down on Chicago street

This is the incredible moment a man live-streams himself on Facebook being gunned down on the street in Chicago.

In the video the unidentified man stands outside a closed convenience store he says is about to be opened for him to hide in, at the intersection of 56th Street and Hoyne Avenue.

The man wearing a White Sox baseball cap jokes that it needs to open to give him ‘somewhere to duck and hide for cover’ in the West Englewood neighbourhood.

He spins around capturing his surroundings including another man taking a drink and someone coming out of the store.

Looking for a place to hide: The unidentified man wearing a White Sox cap says he needs a convenience store to open to give him 'somewhere to duck and hide for cover'

Loud gunshots are then heard as the man drops his phone on the pavement after being struck by a flurry of bullets.

The mobile amazingly captures the gunman race into view firing at least 16 shots as the man tries to escape.

After a brief pause a person out of sight is heard saying he will take the victim to hospital as a woman screams in terror.

A Chicago Police spokesperson told The New York Daily News that a 31-year-old man was shot at the same intersection at 4.48pm on Thursday March 31.

The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is in a critical condition in Mount Sinai Hospital. His shooter fled in a car.

Yet the authenticity or date of the video has not yet been confirmed.

Chicago is facing its most violent start to a year since 1999 reports The Chicago Tribune.

The city is expected to witness over 500 homicides for only the second time since 2008.

Violent city: Chicago is facing its most violent start to a year since 1999 with 135 homicides already reported

There have been 135 homicides already this year, a 71 per cent jump from 2015.

In the first three months of 2016 over 700 people have been shot, a 73 per cent rise on this time last year.

On the same day the 31-year-old was gunned down another nine people had also been struck and two people killed.

Source: The DailyMail

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