Man gunned down while recording Facebook Live video

A man was shot dead Monday while recording a Facebook Live video near Wingate University's campus in North Carolina.

The victim was walking and carrying a selfie stick when a man attacked him, firing four shots.

The video was posted on a page for Atlanta-based musician Prentis Robinson, Union County Sheriff Public Information Officer Tony Underwood confirmed.

Nearby Wingate University was placed on lockdown following the shooting, and students were informed to lock all doors and windows, "close all blinds and turn off the lights."

The Union County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the lockdown was due to the "active homicide scene" and that students were safe.

The unknown suspect — armed with a long gun — remained on the loose hours after the shooting.

"We're pursuing leads and trying to figure out what this is all about," Underwood said.

Robinson's friends were shocked and stunned by the shooting.

"I'm not only pissed but I'm hurt," Walter Rorie wrote. “That was a cowardly move to kill this man on his birthday!”

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1. Least homicidal - New Hampshire

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 1.23
2015: 0.96

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2. Rhode Island

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.24
2015: 0.99

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3. Maine

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: no data
2015: 1.14

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4. Massachusetts

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.18
2015: 1.26

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5. Utah

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 1.64
2015: 1.29

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6. Idaho

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 1.14
2015: 1.29

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7. Iowa

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 1.44
2015: 1.62

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8. North Dakota

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: no data
2015: 1.69

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9. Vermont

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.35
2015: 1.76

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10. Minnesota

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 1.45
2015: 1.77

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11. South Dakota

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: no data
2015: 1.97

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12. New York

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 9.57
2015: 2.07

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13. Wyoming

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.27
2015: 2.16

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14. Montana

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.52
2015: 2.17

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15. Washington

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.39
2015: 2.32

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16. Oregon

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 1.96
2015: 2.35

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17. Connecticut

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 3.63
2015: 2.43

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18. Colorado

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.94
2015: 2.46

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19. Nebraska

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 1.93
2015: 2.67

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20. West Virginia

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 4.62
2015: 2.89

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21. Wisconsin

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.75
2015: 3.18

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22. New Jersey

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.84
2015: 3.22

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23. Virginia

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 5.54
2015: 3.29

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24. Kansas

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 3.81
2015: 3.35

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25. California

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 8.74
2015: 3.52

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49. Louisiana

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 13.49
2015: 9.96

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26. Arizona

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 5.57
2015: 3.56

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27. Kentucky

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 4.59
2015: 3.96

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28. Texas

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 10.43
2015: 4.04

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29. Pennsylvania

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 3.88
2015: 4.34

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30. Ohio

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 3.89
2015: 4.38

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31. Nevada

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 7.15
2015: 4.49

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32. North Carolina

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 8.25
2015: 4.54

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33. Indiana

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 4.16
2015: 4.61

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34. Florida

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 7.35
2015: 4.66

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35. Michigan

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 7.95
2015: 4.74

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36. New Mexico

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 5.34
2015: 4.79

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37. Alaska

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.84
2015: 5.22

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38. Arkansas

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 8.48
2015: 5.34

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39. Illinois

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 7.91
2015: 5.45

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40. Tennessee

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 7.69
2015: 5.71

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41. Georgia

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 9.01
2015: 5.73

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42. Oklahoma

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 4.90
2015: 5.87

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43. Delaware

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 2.15
2015: 6.12

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44. South Carolina

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 7.34
2015: 7.55

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45. Maryland

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 8.07
2015: 7.69

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46. Alabama

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 9.90
2015: 8.43

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47. Missouri

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 7.54
2015: 7.92

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48. Mississippi

Firearm-homicide rate: 
1991: 10.33
2015: 9.11

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