16 May 2022, 09:50
Update : 16 May 2022, 10:19

Four killed, four wounded in Brazil shooting

   RIO DE JANEIRO, May 16, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Gunmen in Brazil opened fire

outside a bar in the northern city of Altamira, killing four people and
wounding four others, officials said Sunday.

   Security camera footage from the shooting late Saturday showed a crowd of
patrons sitting at tables outside the bar when two attackers with handguns
approached and shot multiple people, then ran away.

   Authorities are investigating the attack as a "possible conflict between
criminal factions," Para state Governor Helder Barbalho said in a statement.

   There have been at least 12 murders in Altamira in less than two weeks,
including the latest shootings, according to local media reports.

   Authorities said they were investigating whether the crimes were related.

   Barbalho, who traveled to the city of 117,000 people Sunday, said he had
launched a 50-officer task force to investigate.

   Para state has been the scene of bloody turf wars in the past between
rival drug gangs and mafia-like militia groups.


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