A horrific crime unfolds on Facebook with dozens of people watching the incident as it streamed across their computer screens. The Chicago police have reported that the live feed shows the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl being carried out by several suspects.

Dozens watched girl gang-raped on live Facebook feed.

According to the victim's family, the horrendous incident was streamed live on the Facebook social media platform showing as many as six adult males or boys performing sexual acts on the victim. The matter was reported to the Chicago Police Department, and an investigation was launched to ascertain the identities of those involved in the crime.

Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department, on Tuesday, sent out a tweet indicating that law officials have made excellent progress in identifying the suspects that were seen in the live stream. Guglielmi also mentioned that they had conducted interviews with persons of interest; however, they have not arrested or named any of the suspects.

Very disturbing no one calls 911 in sexual assault

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson in an interview with WGN-TV also weighed in on the disturbing event, in his comment he stated that it was very disturbing that so many people witnessed the crime as it was happening, but no one even taught of picking up the phone to call the 911 emergency hotline.

Johnson promised the family that they would do everything in their power to apprehend those who were involved in the incident.

The girl's family had reported that she had left to go to the neighborhood store on Sunday, and was gone for a while before some of her relatives witnessed the sexual assault on the live feed. However, the teenager's mother had taken images of the screenshots to Officer Johnson while he was in the Western part of the city.

She subsequently filed a report in the disappearance and sexual assault on her daughter. The family of the raped victim said they just want her home safely as they wait for the police to bring a satisfactory resolution to the incident.