Atlanta-based musician, Prentis Robinson, was named as the man shot dead Monday while recording a Facebook Live video near Wingate University‘s campus in North Carolina.

Robinson could be seen on the video walking and carrying a selfie stick when he exchanged words with another man. The man attacked Robinson, firing four shots, Union County Sheriff Public Information Officer Tony Underwood confirmed.


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!” source

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.