14 October 2011


Unidentified individual fires shots at journalist's car

Incident details


Sérgio Ricardo Almeida da Luz, Journalist

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(IPYS/IFEX) - On 5 October 2011, the car of journalist Sérgio Ricardo Almeida da Luz, owner of the weekly "Gazeta do Oeste" newspaper, was the target of six gunshots fired by an unidentified individual. The incident took place in the city of Toledo, in Paraná state, southern Brazil.

Almeida da Luz has been investigating an allegedly illicit increase in the assets of a federal public official and the purported involvement in the case of an investor and a politician.

At the time of the shooting the car was empty and was parked outside the journalist's home. Nobody was hurt in the incident. The vehicle bears the logo of the media outlet on its rear window. The individual who fired the shots fled on a motorbike.

The case is under investigation by police and the National Newspaper Association (ANJ) has said it will be following the investigation.


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