Brazil police say British tourist family shot at; 1 wounded
Aug. 07, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say a family of British tourists who made a wrong turn while traveling in a car outside Rio de Janeiro was shot at and a woman was wounded.
Civil police said Sunday that a couple and their three children were traveling in Angra dos Reis, a popular coastal vacation destination about 90 miles (150 kilometers) from the city. Authorities say a group approached the car and apparently told the family to get out and then opened fire.
A police statement says the woman was hit in the abdomen and was being treated at a hospital. It did not give her condition.
Police released no names or hometown.
Tourists in Brazil have occasionally been attacked when they accidentally stray into slums, which are often controlled by criminal gangs.