20-year-old shot dead while staging a kidnapping for TikTok

Areline Martínez was staging a kidnapping with several friends when one of the fake abductors shot her in the head

Tech Desk October 15, 2020
PHOTO: Areline Martínez/ Instagram

Areline Martínez, 20 years old was shot dead while filming a TikTok video that went all wrong, reports Insider.

Martínez, was staging a kidnapping with several friends when one of the fake abductors shot her in the head, the unfortunate event took place on Friday, October 2 in Chihuahua, Mexico, police is still investigating the whole case.

Before the shocking tragedy had occurred, Martínez posted several other videos on TikTok, where a group of men blindfolded her and tied her hands and feet while some of the men point the gun at her.


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These videos have now been removed from TikTok but have recirculated on social media.

César Augusto Peniche Espejel, the state attorney general said one of the theories is that one of the men thought the .45-caliber pistol was out of ammunition and so shot at Martínez's head, reported Proceso.

"If anyone has a criminal responsibility, he will have to answer," he added.

"There are several facts to investigate: the unfortunate death of the young woman and the origin of that weapon and how it came to her hands."

Two of the men surrounding Martínez reportedly fled the scene afterwards, in a Jeep Cherokee, but have been identified by authorities.

Martínez was buried on Monday by her 1-year-old son and people around the world poured love on her Instagram page.

This is not the first time that a life has been lost while filming a TikTok video, recently, Faraz, a youngster was killed and two of his friends injured in a car accident while filming a video for popular video-sharing platform TikTok.

Similarly a 17 years old, was reportedly filming himself while holding his father's pistol to his temple when he accidentally pulled the trigger, killing himself.


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