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

Posted on May 20, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime

Globo reported on May 19, 2013 that assistant director of TV Globo, drug traffickers shot Thomaz Cividanes in the foot after mistakenly entering Morro do Dezoito in Rio. According to police, Cividanes entered the favela after a car GPS provided the wrong directions to originally visit street journalist Tim Lopes. Upon entering, and attempting to leave, Cividanes was faced with a group of traffickers with rifles who began shooting at the vehicle. Cividanes was originally taken to a hospital in Rio and eventually transferred to São Paulo.Read Article[geo_mashup_Brazil]

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