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TikTok star Anthony Barajas is on life support after a shooting at a California theater claimed the life of his girlfriend.

The 19 year old TikTok influencer was mortally wounded during a shooting at a movie theater in Corona, California on July 26.

Anthony Barajas is a TikTok star who uses the name @itsanthonymichael and has more than one million followers.

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Anthony and his friend Rylee Goodrich, 18, were watching horror film "The Forever Purge" when they were shot inside the theater.

Rylee was reported dead at the scene. Anthony is on life support in an intensive care unit.

Theater workers didn't hear gunshots. They found the victims while cleaning out the theater after the movie ended at 9:30 p.m. Monday.

"During the actual movie time, no one apparently heard the gunshot," employee Kailyn Dillon told CBSLA Tuesday.

"I know that we do have security bag checks that we do on the daily and, unfortunately, I'm not sure if just was missed or if it was in a holster on their belt," she said.

Receipts show a total of six tickets were purchased for that showing of "The Forever Purge" film.

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Detectives arrested Joseph Jimenez, 20, on Tuesday, July 27, after issuing a search warrant. A motive has not yet been revealed.

Anthony's cousin, Jamie Bacon, shared a heartbreaking update to Twitter on Wednesday, writing:

"My cousin was shot on Monday night. He won't make it. The family could use help with medical bills and beyond. At the very least, prayers, thoughts, vibes needed please."

Rylee's cousin, Ashley-Starr Cole, said Rylee was shot in the back of her head by someone sitting behind her in the theater. Anthony was also shot in the back of the head.

The family has created a GoFundMe.com to raise donations to cover Rylee's medical costs.

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A Louisiana father-of-four was fatally shot when he confronted a teenager who climbed through a second floor window to see his underage daughter.

Dezmon Hamilton, 34, died from multiple gunshot wounds during the confrontation with 17-year-old Nicholas Mcquirter at his Hayfield Drive residence in Zachary on Sunday.

Police Chief David McDavid said the shooting happened around 8 a.m. when Mcquirter used a ladder to climb through an upstairs window. Mcquirter was there to visit his 14-year-old girlfriend.

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Police said the father heard a sound and went to investigate. Hamilton confronted Mcquirter and escorted him downstairs where an argument ensued. Both Hamilton and Mcquirter were armed and exchanged gunfire.

Police don't know who opened fire first. Hamilton had previously forbidden Mcquirter from seeing his daughter.

Mcquirter was wounded and transported to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. He will be booked on charges of second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Police Chief McDavid said the family moved to the house from an apartment complex after Mcquirter used a ladder to climb through their apartment window to see the then-13-year-old girl.

"So, this has been an ongoing issue," Chief McDavid said. "They was hoping to stop it, but it continued."
 

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Two teenage boys have been charged with the shooting death of a 16-year-old Bronx boy sitting in the back seat of a livery taxi cab last weekend.

Ramon Gil-Medrano, aka Rah Gzz, was shot multiple times in the head and upper torso as he sat in the back of a cab. The shooting occurred on East 178th Street And Valentine Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11.

Police arrested Mekhi Williams, 19, and an unnamed 15-year-old boy. Williams, who is believed to be a member of the Thirdside Gang, was picked up about 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

The 15-year-old was arrested at his home in Queens about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The NYPD released video of the shooting on Sunday. The video shows two people ride up on a scooter and open fire through the rear passenger window, striking the teenager. The cab driver was not hurt in the shooting.

The family learned about Gil-Medrano's murder from a friend who was on the phone with him when he was killed.

Gil-Medrano's mother told the NY Daily News her son was on his way to a friend's place to record music when he was killed.

Police say Gil-Medrano was a member of the street gang 800 YGz (Young Gunnerz), and his murder was in retaliation for the shooting death of 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot hours earlier.

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Elliot was standing outside Angels Cafe in Belmont just after 3:15 p.m. when a shooter stepped out of a car and opened fire.

Cell phone video shot hours later shows Gil-Medrano's gang affiliates destroying Elliot's memorial. Gil-Medrano is seen taunting Elliot's gang affiliates, telling them to "pop out right now" and "come up here... Where you at?" (See video below)

Gil-Medrano and Elliot are among three teenagers shot in 5 days in what police are calling a "major gang war" in the Bronx.
 

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Lil Durk's fiancée, India Cox reportedly exchanged gunfire in a shootout with several home invaders near Atlanta on Sunday morning, July 11.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, both Lil Durk, 28, and India, 26, discharged their firearms. But sources say only India fired her weapon.

The couple's toddler daughter was in the home at the time, but she was uninjured.

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Durk, real name Durk Banks, is awaiting attempted murder charges in Atlanta and is prohibited from owning or discharging a firearm.

The couple allegedly awoke to the sound of intruders breaking into their rented mansion at 5 a.m. in the Chateau Elan neighborhood of Braselton, Ga., about an hour northeast of Atlanta.

After they exchanged gunfire with the suspects, the intruders fled the home and remain at large. No injuries were reported.

Police say the home invasion was not random and the couple was targeted.

The home break-in occurred hours after federal agents allegedly "raided" Durk's home following a shooting in Atlanta. There were no charges.

Speculation is running rampant that Durk is a federal "snitch" since he was not arrested for having firearms in his home as a convicted felon.

Durk is out on bond following his arrest on attempted murder charges in 2019. Also arrested on the same charge was fellow Chicago gangster rapper King Von, who was killed outside a lounge in downtown Atlanta in November 2020.

Durk's older brother, OTF DThang, born Dontay Banks Jr., 32, was shot and killed following an argument at a strip club near Chicago in June.

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The wife of Haiti's assassinated President Jovenel Moïse (right) shared photos of herself in her hospital bed in Miami on Wednesday, July 14.

Martine Moise (left) was wounded in the assassination of her husband on July 7 at their personal residence outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The first lady tweeted two photos, saying she is still in disbelief that her husband was killed right in front of her.

Martine Moise is recovering at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital after she was airlifted from Haiti for further treatment on July 7.

The 47-year-old mother-of-three had bandages covering her entire right arm. She wrote alongside the photos that the pain of losing her husband of 25 years "will never pass".

"I still don't believe that my husband has gone like this before my eyes without saying a last word to me. This pain will never pass," she said in a post written in Creole.

In a follow up post written in English, Martine Moise said:

"Thank you for the team of guardian angels who helped me through this terrible time. With your gentle touch, kindness and care, I was able to hold on."

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Londre Sylvester's killers were waiting for him when he walked out of the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday.

The aspiring rapper, known as KTS Dre, was fatally shot by multiple gunmen who followed him as he walked to his car, NBC Chicago reported.

The coroner counted at least 64 bullet wounds to the 31-year-old rapper's head, torso, arms and legs.

His brazen murder outside the jail made headlines globally.

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Sylvester is the latest rapper to lose his life to gang violence in Chicago. He was one of 40 people shot in Chicago over the weekend.

A 60-year-old woman who was walking with him at the time was shot in the knee. She is reportedly listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital. A 30-year-old female bystander was grazed in her mouth, and is also listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, per Fox 32 News.

Sylvester was out on bail on charges related to his April 2020 arrest for being a felon in possession of a weapon and resisting police. He was fitted with an ankle monitor prior to being released.

He was killed days after West Coast rapper Indian Red Boy, born Dijon Rivera, was fatally shot as he sat in his car behind a Hawthorne, Los Angeles apartment complex.

He was shot 12 times and his murder was captured on Instagram Live.

Rumors suggest Rivera was killed in retaliation for vandalizing a mural of the late West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle.

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The family of murdered 19-year-old TikTok star Swavy have demanded an apology from TV host Wendy Williams.

Williams come under fire last week after she shaded Swavy, real name Matima Miller, on the July 7 episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

Swavy was best known for his dance videos and comedy skits on TikTok.

Swavy was shot to death by an unknown assailant in Delaware on July 5.

Wendy acknowledged that no one in her studio audience had ever heard of Swavy until after he was killed.

"I have no idea who this person is ... neither does one person in this building. He’s a TikTok star, and he’s got more followers than me: 2.5 million," Williams said on July 7.

"Swavy is now dead. Ah, all those followers. Yeah, that's really tragic, only 19 years old," she said.

Someone tweeted out a clip of the segment on Thursday night and Wendy's name trended on Twitter.com and TikTok.

Now Swavy's mom Chanell Clark and older sibling Rahkim Clark have demanded an apology from Williams.

"Wendy has always been a messy person," Rahkim said."This is not just any other story, this is not a highlight, this is not a hot topic, this is our real life."

"I'm so p**sed off, because you did him like that," Chanell said as she tried to fight back her tears. "I'm looking for an apology, I do want an apology."

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An aspiring rapper was shot and killed while live streaming on Instagram last week. Police confirm 21-year-old Zerail Dijon Rivera was found deceased in a car in Hawthorne, California on Thursday, July 8.

Indian Red Boy, of Inglewood, was apparently shot 12 times while live-streaming with a fellow gang member, Kapone.

The graphic video shows Rivera was hit under his left eye and in his neck and upper torso. He pleaded with Kapone for help and said he was in Hawthorne, before he began spitting up blood.

Rivera's death sparked speculation that the Bloods gang member was killed for vandalizing late rapper Nipsey Hussle's mural in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His friend, Kapone, who is seen in the livestream, recently dropped a video in which he bragged about defacing Nipsey's mural.

OG rapper Willie D called out Rivera's senseless murder and the ongoing gang violence and retaliation that may result. Watch both videos below.

CAUTION: Video contains scenes of graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
 

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Friend of the blog Wendy Williams was roasted on social media after she shaded a TikTok star who was shot to death.

Swavy, real name Matima Miller, was best known for his dance videos and comedy skits on TikTok.

Wendy correctly acknowledged that no one in her studio audience had ever heard of him.

"I have no idea who this person is ... neither does one person in this building," she said.

Someone tweeted out a clip of the segment on Thursday night and Wendy's name trended for the worst possible reason (disrespecting the dead).

The clip garnered millions of views and nearly as many angry comments. Donations poured into a GoFundMe account to raise money for Swavy's funeral expenses.

Trey Smith, who tweeted the clip, wrote: "i don't know what i thought was gonna happen here but it's so far past what i thought was gonna happen here."
 

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Cobb County police arrested the suspect accused of killing three people, including the golf pro at a country club in Kennesaw, Ga.

Bryan Rhoden, 23, allegedly shot and killed golf pro Gene Siller at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Ga. on July 3.

Siller, the director of the country club, was killed after he approached a white pickup truck that became stuck on a sandbar on the 10th hole.

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Cobb County police discovered two more bodies of male victims in the bed of the pickup truck.

Paul Pierson, 76, of Topeka, Kansas, was the registered owner of the truck. 46-year-old Henry Valdez, of Anaheim, California, was the third victim.

Within hours of Siller's murder, Rhoden was arrested by police in Chamblee, Ga. on charges of driving under the influence and presenting a false identification.

He was released from the DeKalb County Jail on July 6, before police matched his prints to evidence found inside the truck.

Bryan Rhoden was arrested again on Thursday, July 8 and booked into the Cobb County Jail without bail.

Cobb County held a press conference on Friday night. They did not explain the connection between Rhoden, Pierson and Veldez or the location of their murders.

An aspiring rapper, Rhoden is seen flashing diamond jewelry, cars and cash on photos on Instagram. He also shared clips of his rap music on social media.