Who killed Nubia Cristina Braga? Influencer, 23, posted a pic moments before she was shot dead

Who killed Nubia Cristina Braga? Influencer, 23, posted a pic moments before she was shot dead
Nubia Cristina Braga, a Brazilian influencer, was killed by two fugitive gunmen at the age of 23 (Instagram/nubia_cristina_braga)

ARACAJU, SERGIPE: Nubia Cristina Braga, a Brazilian influencer, was shot to death in her own house by two gunmen who fled the crime scene on a motorbike. Braga was found dead in her home in the Santa Maria neighborhood of the Brazilian city of Aracaju on Friday, October 14, shortly after leaving a hair parlor.

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Braga, who had more than 60K Instagram followers, shared a photo on her Instagram stories shortly before her death revealing that she was getting her hair done. The 23-year-old influencer was assassinated shortly after returning home, according to the Mirror. The last Instagram post from Braga, which is a video compilation, was captioned, "Ninguém me deve Nada ❤️✨" which translates to "Nobody owes me Anything ❤️✨." 

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Two individuals are said to have arrived at her home on a motorbike on the day of the murder, and they allegedly went in through the unlocked front door. The gunmen allegedly opened fire as soon as they saw Braga and then repeatedly shot her before fleeing the scene. Around 9 pm, police arrived at Braga's house and discovered the victim dead on the floor drenched in blood.

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Authorities in the area have urged the public to come forward with any information that could help catch the offenders. Braga's friends claimed that she had the goal of becoming a well-known Instagram influencer globally.

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Braga ran her own clothing store and maintained a social media presence where she shared content on travel, style, and beauty. Her friends praised Braga for being a cheerful, outgoing, honest, and independent person. She was also honored for her volunteer work and assistance in planning events for Children's Day and Christmas in Santa Maria, where she lived.

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"Núbia did volunteer work and helped everyone. She left a legacy behind," Cláudia Menezes, Braga's aunt said. The investigation is still underway, and the authorities have not disclosed a potential motive for the influencer's death.

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On her final post, several of Braga's online fans left tributes with one fan writing, "My JESUS, the woman posted a story 3 hours ago and was brutally murdered. Only GOD to comfort the family and friends 😢." Another fan chimed in, "May your passage be smooth, God is with you. 🙏😭."

"I can't believe her departure 😢😢😢😢😢," a third fan wrote. "Boss, why is this 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭😭😭😭😭 😭 😭 😭 It will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, your princess. You will always be remembered 😢 😭 🖤 My heart can't take it," another tribute read.

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