RIO DE JANEIRO — Police in Rio de Janeiro raided the Vila Cruzeiro favela earlier than daybreak Tuesday in an operation that prompted a fierce firefight and state officers stated at the very least 10 individuals died.
The operation was aimed toward finding and arresting prison leaders, some from different states, police stated in an announcement.
The assertion stated brokers had been fired upon whereas making ready their incursion, that one resident was shot and killed. It stated 11 individuals had been discovered wounded after the shootout and brought to a close-by state hospital.
Ten deaths had been confirmed within the hospital’s emergency room and two individuals are being handled within the trauma wing, in response to an announcement from the state’s well being secretariat.
The operation was carried out collectively by the state’s army police and federal freeway police. Police apprehended 16 autos, 13 automated rifles in addition to pistols and grenades, the police assertion stated.