A 20-year-old Mexican woman was shot and killed in a tragic accident while filming a fake kidnapping for TikTok.
Areline Martinez, who had previously posted other phony abductions on the social media app, was accidentally shot in the head last week while filming the latest video in the city of Chihuahua, Mexico News Daily reported.
At least 10 people were present when Martinez, bound and tied to a chair, began struggling with her fake captors and the .45-caliber handgun went off, striking her in the head and killing her instantly, the outlet reported.
A YouTube video posted online shows Martinez just seconds before her death.
Authorities said two men fled the scene in a Jeep Cherokee immediately following the fatal mishap, according to the report, which was originally published by the Mexican news conglomerate Sipse.
Police have identified the two men but have yet to track them down, the outlet said.
It is unclear why a loaded gun was used as a prop during the Oct. 2 incident, police said.
Martinez was the mother of a 1-year-old child, the reports said. “Never sad, always crazy,” her Instagram page reads.
Friends and relatives have since set up a Facebook page in her memory.
“We hope people who love Arline will find comfort in visiting her profile to remember and celebrate he life,” the page reads.
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