Digital Desk, São Paulo : Nine people were trampled to death in a police chase that took place at dawn on Sunday at a funk ball in the favela of Paraisópolis, in the South Zone of São Paulo. Information about the deaths was given in the early afternoon by the delegate Emiliano da Silva Chaves Neto, 89th DP (Portal do Morumbi), in a press interview. According to Chaves, seven other people are injured.
The confusion would have occurred in the early hours of the morning, when two men traveling on a motorcycle shot police officers of the 16th Battalion of the Metropolitan Military Police (BPM / M) who were performing Operation Pancadão in the region. The agents chased the bad guys to the funk ball, which generated widespread turmoil among the more than 5,000 people at the scene.
Lamento profundamente as mortes ocorridas no baile funk em Paraisópolis nesta noite. Determinei ao Secretário de Segurança Pública, General Campos, apuração rigorosa dos fatos para esclarecer quais foram as circunstâncias e responsabilidades deste triste episódio.
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Police officers were chasing two men riding a motorcycle when suspects fired guns against them in Paraisopolis, a poor neighborhood of Sao Paulo. The suspects entered a party playing funk music, causing a stampede, the police said.
Pancadões – Pounders gather thousands of people in the early hours of Saturday to Sunday in Paraisópolis. Several excursion buses from all over Greater Sao Paulo usually stop there these days. “It has been two weeks since the police intensified their actions here in Paraisópolis. Since then we have seen several reports of aggression, ”said one resident, who chose not to identify himself.
News Source : Reuters, Veja Sau Paulo and Noticias