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Areline Martinez was a Mexican woman, who was shot and killed in a tragic accident while filming a fake kidnapping for TikTok.
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.
She was 20 years old.
Areline Martinez Died After Used loaded Gun in TikTok Video
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 authorities said two men fled 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. Martinez just seconds before her death.
Friends and relatives have since set up a Facebook page in her memory.
“We hope people who love Areline will find comfort in visiting her profile to remember and celebrate her life,” the page reads.
Martinez had previously filmed fake kidnappings on TikTok. It is unknown why a loaded firearm was used in production or if he and the other participants knew it was loaded.
Police reportedly identified two suspects who fled the jeep shortly after the deadly shooting, but authorities did not release their names, according to the report.
It is not known if the police spoke or if they were looking for other witnesses.
Martinez leaves behind a one-year-old baby. He had a famous Instagram account, but at this time it is unclear if he was a professional actor.