Instagram model, ex-beauty queen gunned down in Porsche

Instagram model, ex-beauty queen gunned down in Porsche

The 22-year-old had 2.7 million followers on Instagram.


Published: Sat 29 Sep 2018, 3:26 PM

Iraqi model and Instagram starlet Tara Fares has been shot dead at the wheel of her Porsche convertible in central Baghdad, sending ripples through social media circles. 
The interior ministry opened a probe into Thursday's murder of the 22-year-old who suffered "three fatal bullet wounds" as she drove through the capital's Camp Sarah district. 
Fares, a fashionista with 2.7 million followers on Instagram for her pictures sporting tattoos, different hair colours and adventurous clothes, was a victim of her fame and targeted because of her lifestyle, Twitter users wrote. 
"I am beyond disappointed and hurt after hearing about another tragic loss in Iraq. Tara Fares, a model and social media influencer was gunned down in broad daylight in #Baghdad," one said. 
"A young Iraq model was simply enjoying & loving life like other pretty girls. Unfortunately she got shooted & killed by few militants. I am truly heart broken & saddened by such a tragic news," another wrote. 
"This Thursday it was Tara... Next Thursday, who will it be?" a third tweeted.

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