A 30-year-old mum who described herself as “wild” and “crazy” has been shot and killed in a car by another woman with whom she argued.
Victim Yazmin Abril Quinteros, who called herself ‘La Loca Tita’ on social media, was murdered in Rosario, Argentina, on the afternoon of 29th November.
The single mum of a 13-year-old boy, who claimed she liked to live on the edge, had travelled to the town in a friend’s car to meet up with another woman, according to witnesses.
The woman she met stood on the side of the passenger door of the grey Ford Focus Yazmin was in and allegedly fired a .22-calibre weapon.
Police believe both had agreed to meet at the location. The assailant, who has not been identified yet, fled after shooting her.
The driver of the car, Enrique Pedro T., reportedly witnessed the event as he sat behind the wheel and later notified police and paramedics.
Emergency teams arrived swiftly and pronounced Yazmin dead at the scene, local media reported.
Enrique was detained but later released, as several witnesses reportedly came forward saying Yazmin’s killer was a woman she had argued with while in his car.
Prosecutor Maria de los Angeles Granato stated that so far, his involvement in the carrying out of the crime has been ruled out.
A young man who witnessed the killing, who was not identified, told local media: “There were two girls who argued here; the one who arrived on foot pulled out the gun and shot her.”
At the shooting site, officers reportedly recovered three bullet casings.
Yazmin was no stranger to law enforcement, according to local media.
In 2015, she had been arrested for armed robbery alongside an unidentified accomplice.
She and another young woman had boarded a taxi at around 1:00am and loaded several bags into the car boot.
Halfway to the requested destination, the women robbed the driver.
Yazmin, sitting in the front seat, reportedly intimidated him while her accomplice pressed a plastic knife to his neck.
After taking his belongings and the car key, they away drove in the taxi.
However, they were intercepted by officers who located the stolen vehicle through satellite tracking.
Yazmin was arrested, and for that robbery, she was sentenced to two years in prison, a sentence that was unified with a previous one of three years and six months imposed in September 2014 for an “armed robbery.”
On social media, she described herself with the words: “I am a queen, a warrior, and always a winner.”
She had even boasted about her actions by sharing a photo of one of her hands, with perfectly manicured nails pointing to more than USD 3,000 with the caption: “Stroke of luck.”
Her friends said their goodbyes with the words: “You lived as you wanted, crazy,” and “Fly high, Tita, we’ll meet again one day.”
The investigation is ongoing.