This video was livestreamed on YouTube but rather quickly pulled off the site for “violating YouTube’s policy on harmful or dangerous content“. It appears to show a young man committing suicide by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun, along with a note reading “bye /r9k/ 3/14/18“. The vid seems real.
It would appear that the star of the video was a user of a board on 4chan called R9K, dedicated to sharing personal stories. His head pops like a balloon while he is listening to his friends watch him. His mother arrives home minutes later to find him fatally wounded and all in hysterics, calls the police.
The YouTube account where the stream originated from is named “Shuaiby” and the video itself was titled “Hey.”
Best Gore member @terrysattan did some background digging:
The kid was named Shuaib Aslam, he was 18 year old and lived in Stockton, California.
His mother’s cousin’s facebook has a story regarding him.
His mother’s name is Shama Naz Aslam, living at Dresden Way, Stockton, California.
Best Gore member @angusprime notes that the weapon used for the suicide was a Keltec KSG shotgun.
Props to everybody who sent in the video. Too many to list: