Amelia and Amanda Alves: Livestreamed video of twin sisters shot dead by drug gang goes viral
A pair of twin sisters were mercilessly executed in a disturbing live stream on Instagram. The Brazilian siblings, locally known as Amália and Amanda Alves, were reportedly forced to kneel and shot in the back of the head because they "knew too much" about a drug deal. According to Brazilian media, horrifying footage of the gangland shooting has since gone viral and viewed thousands of times.
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Both the 18-year-olds were said to be mothers and were killed on the side of the road behind a property complex in Pacajus. Authorities discovered their bodies hours after the tragedy, which orphaned Amanda's three-year-old daughter and Amália's six-month-old son.
According to The Sun, a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been apprehended on suspicion of the murder and is currently being interrogated by the police.
Jornal de Brasília reported how the bone-chilling footage saw the sisters being forced to lift up their hair into a bun before the shooter fired the fatal bullets. The suspect is accused of firing two more shots at one of the sisters before emptying four bullets at the other's lifeless body. The sisters' tragic final moments were captured in video footage streamed live on social media.
That said, deaths being captured on live streams have become rather commonplace of late.
MEAWW previously reported how a 21-year-old rapper was fatally shot while creating an Instagram Live with a social media influencer and friend on July 8, in Hawthorne, California.
Zerail Dijon Rivera aka Indian Red Boy was shot dead at the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue in Hawthorne, California. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect allegedly left the multi-story gated apartment complex before the police arrived. Indian Red Boy was talking to a social media influencer and friend named Kapone on Instagram Live when he was shot dead by an unidentified attacker. "It appears to have been a walk-up shooting," Lieutenant Ti Goetz said of the incident, per the Daily Breeze. "He appears to have been targeted."
In the video that went viral after Indian Red Boy's death, he can be seen talking to his influencer friend and suddenly several gunshots are heard after which he says "Get Help" with blood all over him. In the video, his friend can be heard saying, "What the hell?"
MEAWW also reported how Instagram and TikTok star S2K Wya aka Angel Hernandez Grado died by suicide on a live stream after reportedly assaulting his girlfriend and keeping her captive for two days. The 28-year-old social media star shot himself on May 25 following a police chase. The police were pursuing Grado after his girlfriend, 25, was found naked on the streets with broken ribs and bruises all over.
According to The Union-Tribune, Grado's girlfriend claimed that he had kept her tied up for 48 hours in his apartment. Throughout this time, he sexually assaulted her, while also strangling her and hitting her head with an ax. Grado threatened to buy a gun for killing her if she dared to call the police. She finally managed to escape and take refuge in a neighbor's house, barely hours before Grado killed himself.