Among the victims are ten suspected members of the criminal group and a resident of Vila Cruzeiro, one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
At least 11 people died this Tuesday during an exchange of fire in a police operation in a favela in the north of Rio de Janeiro., according to the Military Police.
Among the victims are ten suspected members of a criminal group and a woman from the Vila Cruzeiro region , according to the first information released by the corporation. The woman was identified as Gabriele Ferreira da Cunha, 41 years old .
According to what G1 reported, two other people were injured and taken to the Getúlio Vargas Hospital , also in Penha.
The objective of the police raid was to arrest the heads of the criminal group Comando Vermelho, one of the main criminal factions in the country, who were hiding in the Penha favela complex.
Residents reported that they began hearing gunshots at 4:00 a.m.Police seized nine rifles, four pistols and a grenade..
For its part, the Municipal Education Secretariat indicated that 11 schools in the region are closed and that this Tuesday they will offer classes remotely.
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