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Police shooting of 2 teenage suspects investigated in Brazil

Police shooting of 2 teenage suspects after chase investigated in Brazil

Police shooting of 2 teenage suspects investigated in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian law enforcement officials say they are looking into TV footage showing a police officer chasing two teenage suspects on a stolen motorcycle and then firing four shots at them at point-blank range when he caught them.

Tuesday night's incident was filmed from two news helicopters covering the chase in Sao Paulo.

The images show the motorcycle police officer approaching the two suspects who had fallen off their bike. Moments later the flash of gunfire is seen.

Both suspects survived the shooting. They were rushed to a hospital where one of them was listed in serious condition. The other suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries.


Updated : 2021-03-01 16:01 GMT+08:00