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Latino Daily News

Monday January 24, 2011

Police in Gunfight with Drug Gangs in Rio, Mayor’s Windows Shattered, TV Helicopter Hit

Police in Gunfight with Drug Gangs in Rio, Mayor’s Windows Shattered, TV Helicopter Hit

Photo: Rio Slums

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Brazilian Police had a shootout with drug gangs in the center of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The mayor’s office had several windows shattered by the gunfire.  The mayor Eduardo Paes was in his office but was not hurt.

A Globo TV helicopter was hit by three bullets and forced to make an emergency landing.

There are no reports of deaths.