Monday, November 07, 2011

Brazillian Cameraman Shot Dead in Favella Shootout

A Brazilian crime photographer and cameraman, Gelson Domingos da Silva, was shot dead in Antares Favela in Western Rio de Janeiro.

The incident took place during a shootout between local drug traffickers and police. The armed dispute was a consequence of Brazilian law enforcement's ongoing pacification scheme aimed at drug gangs in favelas across the region.

Da Silva was a highly experienced cameraman who fell victim to Brazillian legislation through it's lack of safeguards for local media in failing to provide professsionals with worthy bullet and stab proof vests.

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