FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brazil – Gunmen entered the largest hospital in Santa Catarina state on Friday afternoon and shot a patient nine times. The 25-year-old patient, who was in the hospital recovering from another shooting, died, reported Brazilian online media.
Hospital Regional de São José (Photo: saude.sc.gov.br)
According to reports, two gunmen entered the Hospital Regional de São José, in metropolitan Florianópolis, at about 2:30 pm and shot the man dead. The victim was recovering in the hospital after being shot during an attempted murder in nearby Palhoça.
The two suspected gunmen escaped. A third suspect, who was waiting in a car in the hospital parking lot and drove the getaway car, escaped as well. Police searched the area and setup a roadblock on the BR-101 highway, about 2 km from the hospital, but were not able to find those responsible.