A woman has been charged in the shooting that was captured live on Facebook.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Labritney Austin, 29, turned herself in to Chicago police around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, less than two hours after the shooting was broadcast live and widely shared on the social media platform.
Austin is accused of shooting a 27-year-old woman in the shoulder after they got into an argument around 2:55 p.m.
Austin was charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm. She was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.
A woman in Chicago, was shot in the arm on Jan. 2, while live-streaming an argument with another woman on Facebook, according to Chicago police.
The 27-year-old woman was broadcasting on Facebook Live as she argued with a woman sitting in a car on the South Side. The other woman pulled out a gun and fired, hitting the victim in the arm. The actual shooting was not caught on camera.
"This b---h got a gun you all. You got a gun, what you gonna do, what are you going to do with it," the victim can be heard saying on tape.
While still arguing there is the sound of a gunshot. "She just shot me,” the victim exclaimed. She then began crying. Then another person is heard yelling that someone should call 911.
(The argument starts around 30 seconds the shooting at one minute.)
Chief police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said, detectives have the Facebook video and are in a “good position in the investigation.”
“At this point we have no reason to suspect the video is not authentic,” Guglielmi said. “The victim in this case knows the offender and we are working to locate.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, police had identified the shooter, but she remained at-large with a man who was also in the car. The victim was taken to the hospital.
“What I can say is we believe this to be a domestic related incident between two individuals that know each other,” Guglielmi said. “We do not believe there is any threat to the public as this stemmed from an earlier interaction between the two of them.”