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RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Carmen Carrera Recounts Deadly Nightclub Shooting

RuPaul's Drag Race Alum Carmen Carrera Recounts Deadly Nightclub Shooting

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Carrera was in a high end Miami Beach nightclub when a deadly shooting took place on early Sunday morning.

Model, activist, and former RuPual’s Drag Race star Carmen Carrera has taken to Twitter to recount the terrifying details of her experience at a nightclub on early Sunday morning when a deadly shooting took place.

“So I just experienced my first nightclub shooting. Fabolous and J Balvin were both in the building, it was a high end club,” Carrera wrote on Twitter. “As the entire club ducts [sic] down, I grabbed my girlfriends and jet out the door. I cannot believe this is the reality of the world that we live in today.”

According to a CBS News report, a man was killed and two women were injured around 4am Sunday when gunfire erupted in the upscale Miami Beach club. The man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries. The two women were also taken to the hospital but are expected to recover.

The shooting took place at the Gala nightclub, described as “Miami’s new premier ultra lounge offering a private high-end luxury experience to our highly exclusive clientele,” according to its website.

While police haven’t released the identities of the victims, Carrera said on Twitter that she learned the identity of the man who was shot and killed.

“He was a well-known artist in the industry known as Lo,” Carrera tweeted. “I’ve seen him around a lot and he’s always been a genuinely friendly person to me. Sending prayers to his family and loved ones.”

Carrera first rose to fame as a contestant on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race back in 2011, where she placed fifth. She became a fan favorite, known for her naked style of drag, and came out as a trans woman after being on the show.

Since then, she’s had a successful career as a model, television personality, and trans and AIDS activist.

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