Influencer Samya Silva, 21, is shot dead after being chased down by gunmen as she left Brazilian club on motorbike | The Sun
INFLUENCER Samya Silva has been gunned down by two men on a motorbike as she left as she left a club with pals.
The 21-year-old mum was riddled with bullets as she left the venue in Teresina, Brazil with her two friends.
The men fired at least six gunshots at Samya, who collapsed in a heap near a roundabout, police said.
Paramedics who arrived on the scene minutes later confirmed her death. Her pals were unharmed.
Samya had posted a video of herself chuckling about the hot weather on Instagram just an hour before her death.
A short while earlier, she had posted a heart-wrenching video from inside a club captioned: “I don’t know why this song reminds me of you, Mum” followed by a hand-heart emoji.
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Following the killing, police cordoned off the crime scene.
Cops are currently working to identify the shooters and establish a motive for the killing amid speculation it may have been gang-related.
Samya was reportedly once filmed dancing to music with pals while making a "number three" hand sign – believed to refer to the three initials of the PCC.
The PCC, or Primeiro Comando da Capital, is a criminal organisation believed to be Brazil’s largest and best organised.
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Formed by prisoners in São Paulo state in the 1990s, it is now said to have around 30,000 members throughout Brazil and in neighbouring countries.
Assassinations, prison escapes, prison riots, drug trafficking, and bank robberies are just a fraction of the criminal activities the PCC is said to be involved in.
Samya leaves behind a young son.
The investigation continues.
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