Woman dresses up as ghost to scare neighbours and is shot dead by rattled man

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A young woman who dressed as a mythical ghost at night for a joke to scare her neighbours has reportedly been shot dead by a rattled attacker.

The incident took place in the neighbourhood of San Miguel Dorami in the municipality of Naucalpan de Juarez in central Mexico earlier this month.

According to reports, the unnamed woman decided to play a prank on her neighbours by walking the streets after nightfall disguised as 'La Llorona,' otherwise known as The Weeping Woman.

Local media, including La Verdad Noticias, reported that the scared attacker fled after allegedly firing the fatal shots.

The video of the Weeping Woman has since been shared across social media, as well as gruesome images allegedly showing the victim.

Dogs begin wailing while a woman in a white dress walks down the street in one video shared on Twitter before it cuts to pictures of an alleged gunshot victim.

La Llorona is a ghost in Latin American folklore who roams the earth mourning her two children whom she drowned in a river in a fit of rage after seeing her husband with another woman.

According to local residents, the woman was roaming the streets covered in a white sheet shouting "ay mis hijos" which means "oh my children".

One local resident filmed the woman as she walked down the street playing her prank just before she was fatally hit by several bullets.

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Neighbours came out to see what had happened and realised that it was a woman who was posing as La Llorona and notified the authorities.

The Municipal Police have not revealed the victim's name. However, she is reported to have been between 20 and 25 years old.

No arrests have been reported. However, the state authorities have launched an investigation to identify the responsible suspect or suspects.

  • Shooting
  • Ghosts
  • Crime

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