Rio2016: Olympic Basketball Team Caught in the Middle of a Gunfight

Rio2016: Olympic Basketball Team Caught in the Middle of a Gunfight

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An Olympic Basketball Team was caught in the middle of a gunfight between police and suspected gang members upon arriving in Rio.   The Chinese Olympic Basketball team was being bused to the Olympic Village when the incident occurred. Four armed gang members opened fire on police in the area, the team’s bus was caught in the crossfire. The team took pictures of the shootout while civilians ducked for cover. The gang members then fled the scene and so far no arrests have been made. Chinese reporters also claimed they have been robbed a total of 9 times since arriving in Rio.

A gun was also fired close to the location of an Olympic Torch handover. When the gunfire erupted the person carrying the torch took off sprinting. The relay was passing close to the Complexo de Chapadao favela, in northwestern Rio de Janeiro, when a gangster unloaded his gun firing into the sky. It is still a mystery to many as to why the Olympic Committee decided to have the games in Rio in the first place.

H/T: Daily Mail

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