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Shootout Spills into Copacabana Shocking Rio de Janeiro

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police units continue to patrol major streets in Copacabana on Tuesday (October 11th) after intense gunfire erupted in the favela community of Pavão-Pavãozinho between drug traffickers and police on Monday (October 10th) afternoon. By the time the shootout ended, three men were dead, three police officers were wounded and eight suspects had been arrested.

Residents of Rio’s Copacabana neighborhood took cover on Monday . . .

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