The family of a 19-year-old TikTok star who was shot in a movie theater raised $56,000 to cover medical fees as he remains on life support

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Anthony Barajas on TikTok.
A GoFundMe for 19-year-old TikTok star Anthony Barajas has raised over $56,000 to pay for medical fees after Barajas was put on life support after a deadly shooting. Screenshot/TikTok - @itsanthonymichael
  • TikTok star Anthony Barajas was shot on Monday. His friend died at the scene.

  • A GoFundMe for a 19-year-old TikToker on life support has raised $56,000 to cover his medical fees.

  • Barajas, who has almost a million followers, is known for funny videos featuring family and friends.

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A GoFundMe for TikTok star Anthony Barajas, 19, has raised over $56,000 to cover medical fees as the 19-year-old remains in intensive care following a shooting on Monday evening.

The fundraiser, which was started by Barajas' family, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, has already nearly doubled its original goal of $30,000.

Barajas is on life support after being caught in a Monday night shooting at a movie theater in Corona, California, according to the Corona Police Department. Barajas' friend, Rylee Goodrich, 18, died at the scene after being shot.

"Anthony was the light of so many peoples [sic] lives and there are tough times ahead, but we have amazing family and friends to get through this," the fund's organizer, Julia Barajas, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, wrote in the page description.

There is also a GoFundMe set up to cover funeral costs for Goodrich, who attended Corona High School and was headed to Grand Canyon University with a scholarship in the STEM department, according to KABC. The fundraiser, which Entertainment Weekly said was created by Goodrich's family, has raised over $54,000.

Insider previously reported that authorities' main suspect, Joseph Jimenez, 20, was arrested on murder charges and is currently being held in police custody on a $2 million bond.

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Investigators said they do not believe Barajas' social media success was part of the shooter's motive, according to Fox11 Los Angeles.

Barajas, who is based in Los Angeles but was on vacation with his family in Corona, has 940,000 followers and 34 million views on his TikTok account, @itsanthonymichael. He has been posting TikToks since February 2019.

Barajas' content includes everything from clips documenting family vacations and comedy skits to reflections on past relationships and videos of him hanging out with friends.

In his most recent TikTok posted on Friday, Barajas said he was on vacation with his family and jokingly interviewed all of his family members about how the vacation was going.

Barajas also has a presence on Instagram, where his account of the same name has over 45,000 followers and features pictures of him dressed in fashionable outfits as well as with friends. KABC reported that he attended Mater Dei High School, where he was a star player on the soccer team.

The TikTok has over 375,000 views and is full of fans sending Barajas their support as he remains in the hospital.

"Stay strong man! Keep fighting please!" commented the TikTok gymnastics influencer Kory Little, who has 6.5 million followers. "My prayers are with you."

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