Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Man Shot After Mistakenly Entering Favela

Posted on June 10, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime reported on June 9, 2013, that an engineer by the name Gil Augusto Gomes Barbosa, was shot in the head on Saturday morning after mistakenly entering the Vila do João favela in the Complexo da Maré in the city of Rio de Janeiro. According to the Civil Police, the man mistakenly entered the favela after exiting the Yellow Line highway after going to pick up his wife at the Tom Jobim International Airport. Police report traffickers shot the man. It is considered one of most dangerous slums of the city and is in the middle of 3 major highways. This slum is the next to be pacified by the UPP (Pacifying Police Unit). Read Article

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