A chilling video recorded by a bystander showed a social media-famous drug dealer lying face down in the middle of a street in Santiago on Tuesday morning after being shot by a masked assailant.
Sabrina Durán, 24, famously known as ‘TikTok Narco Queen’, was on her way to a nail salon when she was stopped by three men in the Santiago town of Padre Hurtado, Chilean news outlets reported.
In the footage, Durán, who was a mother of one, is already seen lying on the ground trying to get up when a gunman steps forward and fires multiple shots before using her vehicle to escape, Daily Mail reported.
The Chilean police have not given a motive for the horrifying murder, but people with knowledge of the inquiry claim it was related to “settling scores.”
There was no additional information given regarding who or why. However, authorities discovered Durán’s car set on fire in the town of Quilicura.
“We are expanding the field of investigation to see if there are more motivating (factors),” police major Leonel Muñoz told reporters.
In 2022, Durán was arrested for drug trafficking and sentenced to three years. She attempted to escape by jumping from the third floor with other inmates before being captured.
Durán amassed more than 467,000 followers on TikTok, where she’s been promoting beauty products since 2021.
On Monday, she uploaded a video reviewing items she’s received from DCM Cosmetic. The cosmetic company’s owner Chanel Morales told LUN newspaper that she looked past Durán’s troubled background.
“I looked to her because she has many followers,” Morales said.
“She attracted a lot of attention on TikTok because she was the Narco Queen, a bad girl, but her appearance and voice demonstrated the opposite.
“She was very sweet. She liked to support virtual small and medium companies.”