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Young woman killed in ‘fake’ kidnapping while filming TikTok video

A 20-year-old woman died after a loaded gun used in a TikTok video she was filming went off.

Citing Mexican news sources, the New York Post reports that Areline Martinez and about 10 other people were filming a fictional abduction video for TikTok when Martinez struggled with a handgun with her fake “captors” for the camera, and the gun went off. Martinez was reportedly killed instantly from a bullet to her head.

According to the report, Martinez had previously filmed fake kidnappings for TikTok. It is unclear why a loaded gun was used in the production, or if she and the other participants were aware it was loaded.

Police have reportedly identified two suspects who allegedly fled in a Jeep immediately after the fatal shooting, but authorities had not released their names, according to the report.

It is unclear if police have spoken to or are searching for any other witnesses.

A video posted to YouTube reportedly shows Martinez seconds before she was killed.

According to the report, Martinez leaves behind a 1-year-old child. She had a popular Instagram account, but it is unclear at this time if she was a professional actress.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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[Feature image; Areline Martinez Instagram]