A Colombian woman who elicited a massive outcry over the summer when she beheaded an owl on social media has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Colombia, according to reports.
Mileydis Aldana, 21, was killed Sunday afternoon by a gunman on a motorcycle in the town of Corozal in Sucre state, The Daily Mail reported.
Six shots were fired. She was rushed to a hospital but died on the way there, according to media reports. Authorities have not released a motive for the killing.
Aldana drew the scorn of the Internet when she beheaded an owl in June and posted a video of the act online.
She posed with the bird, holding its head with one hand and the body with the other, prompting some to call her the “Owl Killer.” Authorities questioned her about the incident and Colombia’s environmental agency was alerted of the animal killing by concerned citizens.
Local prosecutors said Aldana was being investigated for animal abuse.
Daily Mail adds: On Sunday, two men on a motorbike appeared outside her home in the Luis Carlos Galán neighborhood at around 5pm.
One of the men fired six shots at her before they sped off.
Aldana was rushed to A&E by her relatives but she was dead by the time she arrived at the hospital.
In June, she went viral across Latin America for her disturbing video and pictures showing her killing the white barn owl.
She had been questioned by police over killing the owl after Colombia’s environmental agency was made aware by concerned citizens.
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