Brazilian Pastor Shot Dead in Front of Church

| February 23, 2011

A Brazilian pastor was fatally-wounded in a shooting Sunday in front of his church in Campo Grande city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hegnaldo da Silva Viana, age 44, was shot twice in the neck.

Witnesses reported an unidentfied man briefly arguing with the pastor before gunshots were heard. Viana’s family expressed shock, vowing to identify the alleged shooter.

“It was the most horrific scene I have ever seen in my life,” said Viana's aunt Rosa Maria Batista da Silva, 52, to Brazilian publication, Extra Globo.

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