A pregnant Instagram star and her unborn child were killed in a police shooting.
Kathlen de Oliveira Romeu, 24, was killed by a stray bullet in a shooting incident in Lins de Vasconcelos, about 15 kilometers west of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the “Daily Star” report, she was taken to the hospital but died on the way.
Katherine recently moved, because of the violence in her community, she shared the news of her pregnancy with more than 20,000 fans on Instagram. Just two hours before she was killed, she posted a picture of her pregnant belly.
The police confirmed that Katherine died in a shooting between the police and the criminal gang. It added that an investigation will be launched into who shot her. After the murder triggered an outcry, a nearby road had to be closed.
The reality TV star Selma Assis who won the Brazilian version of Big Brother, like many others, expressed sadness on social media. “24 years old. Young and full of energy. So many broken families, so many broken lives…,” she wrote. “This genocide must stop. No words can comfort the Catherine Romeo family and many others.”
Her partner Marcelo Ramos also bid her farewell with touching words. Below her Instagram post, there are many other people expressing condolences to her family and acquaintances.