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Facebook user shares video of 'gruesome' fatal shooting

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives watch video to look for clues after killing


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A mobile phone video posted on Facebook captured the aftermath of a shooting that left a 40-year-old father in Fort Lauderdale dead and two others wounded.

Witnesses said Vincent Holloman, 40, was dead when police arrived. His girlfriend and cousin were wounded. His cousin's leg was bleeding. And instead of helping the victims, a man took out his cell phone and filmed it to share it on social media.

A woman who knows Holloman said he was a father of five and described the video as "gruesome" and the scene as a "bloodbath." She also asked in outrage, "How could another human being do that to another human being?"

The video is no longer on social media, and by most accounts, it is too graphic for public viewing. It was captured after several armed fired their weapons on Saturday at a residential complex on the 700 block of Harris Terrace.

Near the blood stains that were still left on the pavement, hours after the shooting, relatives set up a memorial. 

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives watched the Facebook video for clues and interviewed witnesses. Several Holloman's relatives live in the neighborhood. The two wounded were recovering at Broward Health Medical Center. 

About three years ago, Holloman made the news when police arrested him after he was accused of punching his then pregnant girlfriend in the face and pushing her to the ground. She drove to the hospital, where doctors told her the unborn baby was dead.

The video of the crime scene in Fort Lauderdale comes as Facebook has been adjusting to the immediacy of their Facebook Live video streaming service.

The company announced Friday that it plans to stop censoring some of the posts violating its community standards when the posts are "newsworthy, significant, or important to the public interest."

Facebook's decision was a response to complaints after Facebook temporarily removed an animated breast cancer awareness video in Sweden, and temporarily banned posts of the historic "Napalm Girl" war photograph

The video showing Holloman's body was on the social media networking service on Saturday, but it wasn't clear if Facebook removed it or if the user removed it.   


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