Mum executed at point-blank range after ex-lovers chilling death threats

A tragic mum has been executed by a gunman who burst inside and shot her dead at point-blank range at her own recently opened hair salon.

Hairdresser Natalia Sousa, 26, was on the phone with a customer when the armed suspect went into her salon and shot her dead with two bullets in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The gunman then ran out of the shop and fled, reportedly having said nothing at all.

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Police have confirmed they are investigating and trying to track down the identity of the mystery shooter.

They are also looking into the family's claims that the young woman had received death threats from her ex-boyfriend, who chilling warned he was going to shoot her dead in her salon.

Natalia reportedly refused to get back together with him and was looking forward to putting her energy into her business and a new start when she was murdered.

The family claimed that her ex had refused to accept that she wanted to break up with him and go ahead without him, and had threatened revenge if she did not get back together with him.

Police are reportedly looking for the ex-boyfriend and made no comment on the family's claims.

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The incident comes just days after shocking footage in India emerged of another woman in her twenties, Vaishali Reddy, being kidnapped from her home by a mob after supposedly rejecting a marriage proposal. Meanwhile, her family home was vandalised.

The police investigating Reddy’s case described incidents like these to be an increasing trend of “crimes of passion”, which they categorise as “jilted lover syndrome.”

Brazil ranks fifth globally in femicides, according to the World Health Organization. One woman is murdered in Brazil every seven hours, according to a survey of 2021 crime statistics by the Brazilian Public Security Forum (BPSF)

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