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Bus in Rio shot at carrying journalists coming from women’s basketball competition

Published on August 9, 2016


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A media bus carrying journalists on the way back from the last Rio Games women’s basketball game of the day was hit by gunfire this evening. The passengers included Lee Michaelson, on assignment in Rio de Janeiro for Hoopfeed. She noticed that two people were injured, technician Kaan Korkmaz from Turkey and a reporter from Belarus. According to ABC News, a total of three people injured. More to come Michaelson.

Here is the account of the shooting relayed to Hoopfeed via text and posted to Twitter.


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