The footage clocking in at just under a minute was uploaded to YouTube August 16. The caption written in Arabic read: 'The army shoots on peaceful protesters in Ismailia.'
Ismailia is a city in northeastern Egypt, where Reuters reported that four protesters were killed Friday during a 'Day of Rage.'
It has not been established if the four deaths confirmed in Ismailia are related to the events depicted in the video.
NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin tweeted that the news agency Storyful had confirmed the video's authenticity.
A YouTube user by the moniker ahmedkhtr wrote in the comments section, apparently referring to one of the protesters who was allegedly shot in the video: 'He is my friend. His name is Ahmed Hachim one of the best guys ever he is a communication engineer, had a family son&daughter.’
|As most people ran away, one man remained standing directly in front of a tank with his arms raised|
The demonstrators appear unarmed, many of them raising or waving their hands in the air. Two of participants are carrying an unfurled banner.
|The alleged shooting of the unarmed man was also captured on a cell phone video taken from a different angle|
As more shots are fired, most of the people abandon the street. One person, however, remains standing directly in front of a tank with his arms raised above his hand.
|The demonstrator (seen in background) appears to be struck repeatedly struck by bullets.|
|About 30 seconds into the video, rapid gunfire erupts, prompting some of the protesters to drop down to a crouch and others to flee|
|The alleged shooting victim is seen rolling over on the ground next to another man|
|NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin tweeted that the news agency Storyful had confirmed the video's authenticity|
Last night, at least 91 protesters and police were feared dead in Cairo as a ‘Day of Rage’ ended in inevitable bloodshed.
Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi called for fresh demonstrations after more than 600 people were killed when attempts to clear protest camps earlier in the week turned into a massacre.
The fresh violence erupted when tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers.