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Was Kim Pham killed for photobombing?
Was Kim Pham killed for photobombing?

A young woman beaten to death outside a California club may have died because of a photobombing dispute, it has been revealed.

The family and friends of Kim Pham described her as a loving girl who "would go out of her way to help others and never expect anything back."

By all accounts, the 23-year-old psychology graduate was the last person you'd expect to be involved in alcohol-fueled violence.

But last Saturday Pham was brutally beaten by a group of five people outside a Santa Ana club, The Crosby Club.

Marisol Meza, Ruben Mata and Tony Galvan, from left, stop to look at a street-side memorial for Kim Pham on Monday. Photo: AP

After remaining unconscious since the attack, Pham's life support was switched off on Tuesday.

Police have arrested one woman in relation to the assault, which one of Pham's friends said broke out when Pham walked in front of a group attempting to have a photograph taken.

A heated argument ensued which, according to police, culminated in two men and three women beating Pham unconscious before fleeing the scene.

"The suspects were listed as two males and three females, Hispanic, between 20 and 25 years of age," Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna told KABC.

A $5000 reward has been offered to anyone with information about the suspects or the incident.

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