Pregnant Woman Dies after Being Shot in A Shootout in Rio de Janeiro

Residents protested and closed the street after the death of model and interior designer Kathlen Romeu, 24

A pregnant woman died this Tuesday afternoon (8th) after being shot during a shootout between military police and criminals in the Lins community, in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro. Interior designer Kathlen de Oliveira Romeu, 24, was taken to hospital, but died soon after.

Kathlen de Oliveira Romeu, 24. (Foto: @eukathlenromeu no Instagram) - @eukathlenromeu no Instagram

According to the Military Police, agents of the Pacifying Police Unit (UPP) in the region were shot at in a place known as Beco da 14. There was a confrontation and, "after the shooting stopped, the police found an injured woman". Also according to the corporation, a rifle loader, 9mm caliber ammunition and "narcotic material to be accounted for" were seized.

The PM also stated that the place of death was preserved, the expertise was called and the Pacifying Police Coordination (CPP) will investigate the circumstances of what happened in parallel with the investigation by the Capital Homicide Police Station.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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