US News British family shot at in Brazil - mother hurt

05:10  07 august  2017
05:10  07 august  2017 Source:   news.sky.com

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A British mother has been shot in front of her three children while on holiday in Brazil . He still turned into a mass shooter .

A British mother shot in front of her three children while holidaying in Brazil has been named as Eloise Dixon. Ms Dixon and her family were travelling in Angra dos Reis, a coastal resort about 90 miles from Rio de Janeiro, when they were attacked.

The Angra dos Reis coastal area is a popular tourist destination about 90 miles from Rio © Getty The Angra dos Reis coastal area is a popular tourist destination about 90 miles from Rio

A British family has been shot at, and a mother wounded, after taking a wrong turn in the car during a visit to Brazil.

A couple and their three children were traveling in Angra dos Reis, a coastal resort, about 90 miles from Rio de Janeiro, when they were attacked.

Brazilian police said a group approached the family's car on Sunday and apparently told them to get out - and then opened fire.

A police statement said the woman was hit in the stomach and was being treated at a hospital. It did not give her condition.

Police released no names or hometown for the family.

Tourists in Brazil have occasionally been attacked when they accidentally stray into slums, which are often controlled by criminal gangs.

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