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Anthony Barajas: TikTok star dies a few days after filming in Californian cinema |  US News

A TikTok star has died after spending several days on life support following a movie shooting in the United States, police and his family have said.

Anthony Barajas, 19, and Rylee Goodrich, 18, were both shot in the head while watching The Forever Purge at a movie theater in Corona, Southern California, about 80 miles south. east of downtown Los Angeles on Monday, July 26.

They were found by cinema workers after the last screening of the night.

Ms Goodrich died at the scene while Mr Barajas was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police said they attended the screening together and went to see the film on their first date, according to US media.

Police confirmed on Saturday that the teenager died of his injuries. Officers said the shooting appeared to be random and unprovoked.

Suspected shooter Joseph Jimenez, 20, appeared in Riverside County Superior Court on Friday after being charged with murder in the death of Ms Goodrich and the attempted murder of Mr Barajas. Officers are now working with prosecutors to add a second count of murder.

Jimenez has not pleaded guilty and is due to appear in court again next week.

He was also charged with a special circumstance of waiting, which makes him eligible for the death penalty if he is found guilty of the charges.

Mr. Barajas was a high school student, according to Riverside Press-Enterprise. He was known online as “itsanthonymichael,” NBC reported, with nearly a million followers on TikTok and over 50,000 on Instagram.

“From his quick smile to his compassionate heart, Anthony’s presence was a gift to all who knew him,” his family said in a tribute statement.

A GoFundMe page set up to help cover medical costs while Mr Barajas was on life support has now received more than $ 80,000 (around £ 57,500) in donations.



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