According to reports, thieves tried to rob a jewelry store inside the mall. During the escape, on Rua Enaldo Cravo Peixoto, there was an exchange of gunfire. A security guard was grazed, and one of the shots hit an apartment window.
In one of the videos, a mother asks her son to calm down, who was crying.
Bullet hole in apartment window near Shopping Tijuca — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo
The student Guilherme Correia was on the street when the confrontation began. “We saw some guys coming out with guns and shooting towards the other guy. I ran out and entered a store. And we could see the shots, first it was a normal weapon and then it was a bigger weapon”, he narrated.
Mall security is Rafael Faria, 30 years old. He received first aid at the entrance of the mall and was taken to the Souza Aguiar Municipal Hospital, in the Center.
Shortly after the shooting, the mall’s management ordered all stores to be hastily closed.
The 19th DP (Tijuca) will investigate the case.
Security is injured in shopping mall in Rio – Photo: Reproduction/Social networks
Video shows thief stealing jewelry at Village Mall store
This is the second time this year that bandits have robbed a jewelry store inside a shopping mall in Rio. On June 25th, criminals robbed Sara Joias at Shopping Village Mall, in Barra da Tijuca.
The action lasted less than two minutes. Security guard Jorge Luiz Antunes, 49, was shot during the bandits’ escape and died. To date, no one has been arrested.