Police do not see link between death of Brazilian councilor and massacre on the border with Paraguay

Farid Afif, 37, was murdered while riding a bicycle in the city of Ponta Porã; a day later, four people were shot after leaving a nightclub

Farid Afif/Video PlaybackShortly before being murdered, councilor published a video warning that he would ride a bicycle

Farid Afif, 37, was a councilor in Ponta Porã, city of Mato Grosso do Sul. He was shot dead on Friday, 8, while riding a bicycle. Moments before, Farid posted a video on social media in which he talks about the tour: he calls the exit “sustainable Friday”. The shots that killed him would have come from someone who passed by on a motorcycle at the scene. Police are analyzing images from security cameras and have already said that there is no evidence that the crime is related to another execution scene that was recorded the following morning a few kilometers away, in the neighboring Paraguayan town of Pedro Juan Caballero. At the time, four people were leaving a nightclub and getting into a vehicle when snipers approached and fired several times. All died on the spot.

Among the victims of the slaughter is Haylee Carolina Yunis, 21, the daughter of the governor of the state of Amambay, Paraguay. She was shot 6 times. The other victims were Paraguayan citizen Omar Vicente Alvarez Grance, 32, known as Bebeto, who was shot 31; the Brazilian Kaline Reinoso de Oliveira, 32 years old, who was killed with 14 shots
and 18-year-old Rhamye Jamilly Borges de Oliveira, killed by 10 shots. For the Paraguayan press, the head of the local investigation said that Bebeto would be the target of the bandits and that the girls died because they were with him at the time. Other people were also hit and injured. The border between Paraguay and Mato Grosso do Sul is a disputed region for control of drug and arms trafficking routes.

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