Published: 15:30, 15 August 2017 |
Updated: 15:46, 15 August 2017
Two men are reportedly dead and a third is being questioned by Brazilian police after a mum was shot in the South American country.
Eloise Dixon, 46, who was born in Dartford and grew up in Gravesend, was shot in the stomach on Sunday, August 6 after accidentally straying into a slum while looking for water.
Her three daughters and husband Max witnessed the horrific ordeal.
Brazilian police told the Estadao agency last week they had identified two suspects, both of whom were already known to the authorities, the Telegraph reported.
Police officer Bruno Gilaberte, who is leading the investigation, did not name the suspects but reportedly said the pair had previously been investigated for belonging to a gang.
This week The Guardian reported that police had arrested Jackson Ferreira Lima, also known as JK, following a gun fight between police and civilians, which left two men dead.
According to The Guardian, Colonel Castro, the commander of the Angra military police battalion, said officers went looking for possible suspects and were “received with gunfire”.
The officer reportedly said the two men who died were holding guns and were shot by officers.
The former Northfleet School for Girls pupil and her family reportedly asked locals where they could buy water and, due to language difficulties, ended up in a slum area called Agua Santa. Agua is the Portuguese word for water.
Mrs Dixon, who now lives near Bromley, was said to be recovering in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro following surgery.
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