Mystery as model is shot in the face while leaving party

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An Instagram model has died after she was shot in the face as she got in a taxi to leave a party.

Raila Sales Ferreira, 20, was shot by an unidentified assailant in the city of Manaus in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas in the early hours of August 18.

Emergency service workers arrived on the scene and found that despite the model's horrific injuries, she was still alive.

She was taken to the intensive care unit of the Joao Lucio Hospital and Emergency Room, where she spent five days fighting for her life before succumbing to her injuries at on Monday.

Influencer Raila Sales Ferreira, 20.
Influencer Raila Sales Ferreira, 20, died on Monday after being shot in the face. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Local news site D24am reports that the model was shot in the face moments after she got into a taxi she had ordered on an app after leaving a party.

Photos taken in the aftermath of the shooting show the glass window of the taxi's back door completely shattered.

The post-mortem on Raila's body gave her cause of death as cerebral oedema — excess accumulation of fluid in the intracellular or extracellular spaces of the brain — cranial haemorrhage and cranial trauma caused by the gunshot.

The police have registered the case as homicide and they are currently investigating. At the time of reporting, the identity of the suspect or suspects and the motive for the crime were still unknown.

The car where influencer Raila Sales Ferreira, 20, was sitting when she was shot. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
The taxi where influencer Raila Sales Ferreira, 20, was sitting when she was shot. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

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