The death of another man at the hands of U.S. police has been caught on tape, according to multiple reports, with a video of the killing in Minnesota sweeping across social media platforms in the hours following the event.
The shooting of a man numerous reports identified as Philando Castile, 32, in the city of Falcon Heights on Wednesday, came just a day after the death of Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Like Sterling's death on Tuesday, which was captured on video by a bystander, the immediate aftermath of Castile's shooting was also caught on camera - in this case, apparently live-streamed on Facebook, where it was reportedly viewed 50,000 times before being removed.
Castile's death prompted fresh anguish on Twitter, trending as Sterling's death had a day earlier.
CBS Minnesota and other news outlets reported that local police had confirmed the shooting of Castile, who later died at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Ted Haller, a reporter with Fox 9 in Minneapolis, live-streamed what he said was a press conference with police from the Minnesota town of St. Anthony, in which an unnamed officer said there was an ongoing investigation into the shooting, and that he had no further information other it had occurred during a routine traffic stop. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had been informed, the officer said.
USA Today reported that St. Anthony Police's interim police chief Jon Mangseth said the officer involved in the shooting had been with the department for five years.