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17th Apr 2017

Massive man-hunt underway in the U.S. for man who committed murder on Facebook Live

A 74-year-old man was shot dead

Rory Cashin

Police in the American city of Cleveland are currently conducting a massive man-hunt for a man who allegedly recorded and posted the murder of a man on Facebook Live.

37-year-old Steve Stephens is reported to have shot dead a 74-year-old man and broadcast the crime on the social media streaming service.

The victim has been identified as Robert Godwin, while some local media in the area are reporting that Stephens has shot up to a dozen further people in the area, but local authorities claim there is no evidence of this as of yet.

Mayor of Cleveland Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams held a small press conference in light of the event:

Police Chief Williams told reporters: “Everyone is out there looking for Steve. We want this to end with as much peace as we can bring to this right now, and we want him to turn himself in.

“We have all of our partners in on this, and we’ll look until we find him.”

More to follow.