A 16-year-old blogger Kalisha Pinky Williams recorded a dance video for TikTok in the U.S. state of Atlanta right before she died. It was reported by the publication AJC.
According to its reports, the tragedy took place in a Hyatt Regency hotel room. The girl was dancing in front of the camera when someone entered the room. She was frightened and turned off the camera. She was later found unconscious with a gunshot wound to her groin. She was hospitalized, but died without regaining consciousness.
On suspicion of the crime, police detained and arrested a teenager, whose name has not been released. The victim was allegedly in a hotel room with an underage acquaintance. A verbal argument ensued between the two, which resulted in the teen shooting the girl.
After questioning, the young man was charged with illegal possession of weapons and aggravated murder. It is noted that there were no witnesses to the crime, the teenagers were in the room together.
On January 28, it was reported that a man in Brazil shot his wife, TikTok blogger Elian Ferreira Siolin, and then killed himself. The man found the video published by his wife too explicit. It is noted that Siolin, in addition to gunshot wounds, had a broken right arm. According to friends of the deceased, the couple often had conflicts.
In August 2020, it was reported that an 18-year-old teenager in the United States killed his 51-year-old neighbor for the sake of popularity on TikTok.