Man Shot to Death in Front of Live Streaming Cameras
A 30-year-old man with alleged gang ties was shot multiple times while idling at a stoplight, and the only person who might have seen it was online.
The shooting happened in front of a camera streaming live video onto the net, but no one has so far stopped by.
Edmonton's 20th homicide, the slaying of a 30-year-old with alleged gang ties, unfolded before a traffic camera perched near an intersection.
Police said that's where the driver's side of an idling silver Infiniti was riddled with bullets, killing its driver and sending its male passenger scurrying from the scene about 2:20 a.m. yesterday.
After at least nine shots were blasted, police said a little white car fled the scene as traffic cameras broadcast the scene to the Internet masses.
"Maybe there are some night owls that were watching these live feeds and might have seen something that will help the investigation," said city police spokesman Karen Carlson.
Although cameras offer live-feeds to the public through the city's website, they don't actually record traffic, said transportation spokesman Ben Mittelsteadt.