Shootout on the football field: five killed

Football field shootout: five killed

In the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, Ceará state, shooting took place on Christmas night, killing five people.

According to the agency, Associated Press, the incident took place on a football field. Two of those killed have already been identified, the police noted that they had previously been prosecuted for various crimes, including those related to illegal arms trafficking and participation in the criminal community.

On suspicion of involvement in the shooting and murder of five people three suspects were detained. Six injured are also reported.

According to local media, the incident may be related to a conflict between criminal gangs.

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