Man streams own murder on Facebook Live after gunman opens fire

In the clip, he can be heard telling the approaching gunman that his camera is 'live'

A man unwittingly filmed his own murder when a gunman opened fire on him as he recorded a Facebook Live video outside a university.

Prentis Robinson, thought to be in his 50s, was shot dead while using a selfie stick to capture himself chatting with the camera as he walked past Wingate University in North Carolina.

Police were called to the scene at around 10.15am yesterday morning after receiving a call about a man being shot.

They found Robinson lying face down with gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the clip, Robinson can be heard telling the approaching gunman that his camera is "live".

The suspect, who has not yet been apprehended, has been named in US media as Douglas Colson.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

According to police, it's unclear whether Mr Robinson knew his attacker.

Fox 46 revealed that Robinson had been outing people on Facebook suspected of drug dealing and had been at the police station just five minutes before the incident to report a stolen phone.

Family members said he would often help police to catch the criminals, telling a reporter: "Walking and talking. Just walking and talking. If somebody messed with him he’d definitely go on Live."

The university was immediately placed on lockdown after the incident, although cordons were lifted later in the afternoon.

The shooter has still not been caught.