Shots fired at Brazilian TV station's helicopter in flight

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  • October 15, 2012

By Isabela Fraga

The Brazilian broadcaster TV Itapoan's helicopter was shot at in the city of Salvador, Bahia, reported the website Band. A man shot at the helicopter as it flew over the city for the live program Bahia no Ar.

According to the website Gazeta Regional, the helicopter was following a police operation to thwart car thieves when the man fired. A suspect was killed in another fire fight.

The reporter on board can be heard during the program saying "They shot Golden Eagle (name of the helicopter). We're in panic mode." No one was hurt.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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