A Turkish woman who has been taking part in a talent show on national TV has been shot in the head while rehearsing at home, the BBC reports, quiting Turkish media.
Mutlu Kaya, 19, was in a critical condition after being shot in Diyarbakir province early on Monday.
Diyarbakir is a conservative region in south-east Turkey and Ms Kaya had reportedly received death threats for singing on the show, Sesi Cok Guzel.
One person has reportedly been arrested in connection with the incident.
The gunman was said to have been in the garden and fired through a window into the house.
Ms Kaya’s mentor is Sibel Can, one of Turkey’s best-known folk singers.
Ms Can had visited Ms Kaya at the school canteen where she worked in March, in order to make sure she joined her team in the competition.
However, the Posta newspaper reported on Sunday that Ms Kaya had received death threats after appearing on the show.
“I am afraid,” Kaya was quoted as telling the show’s production team.
Ms Kaya’s father, Mehmet Kaya, told local media his daughter had been rehearsing to go back on the show when she was shot at her home in the Ergani district.