Anthony Barajas, a celebrity of the social network TikTok, died Saturday of his injuries after a shooting in a Californian cinema, which left another victim, said local police.
Anthony Barajas, 19, and a friend of his, Rylee Goodrich, were attending a screening of the film “American Nightmare 5: Without Limits” on Monday at a cinema in Corona, a town about 75km from Los Angeles, when a man opened. fire.
The privileged track of the free attack
The film is set in a dystopian future where all crimes, including murder, are legalized one day a year, and the two friends, who were among the few spectators who came that night, had been discovered by cinema staff. at the end of the session.
Rylee Goodrich had died at the scene while Anthony Barajas, seriously injured, was taken to hospital. He succumbed to his injuries on Saturday morning, Corona police said. Anthony Barajas, known online as “itsanthonymichael,” had nearly a million subscribers on the TikTok social network, where he posted short videos documenting his daily life.
Police arrested a 20-year-old suspect, Joseph Jimenez, but said they favored the trail of a “gratuitous attack”. “A firearm and other evidence linking him to the crime scene were discovered” at the home of the suspect, said the police. Objects were stolen during the attack, but this does not appear to be the motive, according to the police, who added that Joseph Jimenez had acted alone, and had a priori no links with his victims.
19,000 gun murders in 2020
The United States is experiencing an upsurge in gun violence, described as an “epidemic” by President Joe Biden.
The country recorded more than 19,000 gun murders in 2020, a year marked by an upsurge in homicides in all American cities. In 2012, a heavily armed man killed 12 people in a cinema in Aurora, Colorado, during the screening of the film “The Dark Knight Rises”.