Yesterday, we reported that a soldier had been shot dead after a gunman opened fire near the Rio Olympics. Now, an innocent bystander has been killed by police as they continue to try to track down the shooter.
According to Daily Mail, Brazil’s elite troops accidentally killed a teenager and wounded two more with stray bullets during a military operation in a Rio slum to catch the murderers of the Olympics soldier. The National Forces soldier has been identified as Helio Vieira, 37, was shot in the head and two of his comrades wounded when their army truck was sprayed with bullets.
Soldiers descended on the dangerous area of Rio called the Vila do Joao favela and a gunfight soon ensued between them and some traffickers. Igor Barbosa Augusto, 19, became caught in the crossfire and was shot dead. Two others were hospitalized and are in serious condition.
We can only hope that police are able to track down the gunman before he attacks the Olympic games. We will update you further as this story develops.