Thursday, May 31, 2018

Chilling Video Captures Moment After Murder on 700 S. Block of South Clark

Another chilling act of violence comes to the neighborhood (via Chicago Tribune):
Zack Stoner’s YouTube subscribers grew when he posted videos of opposing rap artists who talked “beef” about each other, his friends say.
But as Stoner’s eight-year-old channel topped more than 176,000 subscribers in the past six months, he decided to focus on a positive, anti-violence message for Chicago.

Stoner’s YouTube channel zacktv1 hosted hundreds of videos featuring music and interviews, most highlighting young talent in the city.

Early Wednesday, he was taking in a show at Refuge Live, a South Loop club at 416 S. Clark St., and posted an Instagram video of artists rapping under blue and purple lights.

Half an hour later, he lay dying three blocks away, shot in the head by someone in a passing car.

“I just felt like it was just unreal,” said Stoner’s friend Demetrius Nash, 40, a local activist. “They killed the potential of a young man, again. He hadn’t lived his best life yet. He was just beginning to understand the power of his platform and the influence he personally had on the city.”

Police say Stoner, 30, was shot around 1:30 a.m. in the 700 block of South Clark Street. He had been driving down Clark when someone in another car fired at him, hitting him in the head and neck. He was pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The video - in the middle of the article - is especially chilling. 

(Hat tip: A!)

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