“Father God, we need you right now in the name of Jesus.”
A woman repeats such prayers over a Baltimore shooting victim, shown bleeding on the ground, in a viral video that Baltimore police have confirmed was taken Sunday at the crime scene.
The video’s original source is unclear. It had gained more than 6.5 million views on the Mediatakeout Facebook page as of Thursday; Mediatakeout also describes the praying woman as a minister.
A Baltimore Police spokesman said he conferred with investigators after the video surfaced, and confirmed it was filmed at the scene of a shooting Sunday in the 2300 block of Tioga Parkway.
Police found the 22-year-old victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso around 1:38 p.m. He was taken to a hospital.
In the video, the bloody victim lies on his side in the street as the woman, whose image does not appear in the video, prays for him.