Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

3 Powerful Products That Will Help You Heal
An Argentinian tourist is fighting for her life after she, her husband and another couple visiting Rio de Janeiro tried to get to Christ the Redeemer statue following Google Maps directions — and ended up in a dangerous favela (slum).According to O’Globo...

Tourist shot after Google Maps leads her into slums

An Argentinian tourist is fighting for her life after she, her husband and another couple visiting Rio de Janeiro tried to get to Christ the Redeemer statue following Google Maps directions — and ended up in a dangerous favela (slum).According to O’Globo...

Tourist shot after Google Maps leads her into slums

An Argentinian tourist is fighting for her life after she, her husband and another couple visiting Rio de Janeiro tried to get to Christ the Redeemer statue following Google Maps directions — and ended up in a dangerous favela (slum).

According to O’Globo newspaper, 42-year-old Natalia Lorena Cappetti underwent surgery to remove a bullet that entered through her back. She remains in serious condition, the paper said.

The two couples – one from Argentina, the other one from Spain – arrived in the city last week to attend the Carnival festivities.

A spokesman for the Military Police told Télam that the incident occurred at one of the entrances to the Morro dos Prazeres favela at around 3 p.m., when a group of men approached the tourists’ vehicle, shot several rounds and fled.

Witnesses told police the criminals, believed to be drug dealers, fled into the slum without stealing anything.

Morro dos Prazeres is the same favela where an Italian citizen traveling across South America on a motorcycle was fatally shot in December after following faulty GPS directions.

The favelas in this area are considered the most dangerous and are only a mile away from the Sambódromo, where more than 72,000 revelers are expected Tuesday night to attend the Carnival’s wrap-up.

This article originally appeared on Fox News.

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Breaking News Headlines

banner30
Trump offers Peña Nieto the help he needs after the earthquake
Trump offers Peña Nieto the help he needs after the earthquake
At least 25 dead in a primary school in southern Mexico City
At least 25 dead in a primary school in southern Mexico City
Women are More Likely than Men to Neglect Retirement Savings, Study Shows
Women are More Likely than Men to Neglect Retirement Savings, Study Shows
Harold Alfond Foundation Pays Off $685K in Student Loan Debt for 20 Maine Students
Harold Alfond Foundation Pays Off $685K in Student Loan Debt for 20 Maine Students
Mature, the only world leader who comes out in support of independence
Mature, the only world leader who comes out in support of independence
Evacuated a British Airways plane in Paris for a false alarm
Evacuated a British Airways plane in Paris for a false alarm
Arrested a second person for the London Metro bombing
Arrested a second person for the London Metro bombing
Riots in San Luis after the exoneration of a white policeman who killed a black
Riots in San Luis after the exoneration of a white policeman who killed a black
A white guard invents an African-American shooter to justify an accident with his own weapon
A white guard invents an African-American shooter to justify an accident with his own weapon
An Air Force one experience
An Air Force one experience
Rescinding the DACA Could Cost Employers $6.3 Billion
Rescinding the DACA Could Cost Employers $6.3 Billion
The Top 4 Things You Should Do If Charged With Driving Under the Influence
The Top 4 Things You Should Do If Charged With Driving Under the Influence
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

banner31
Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES