On Tuesday evening, it was revealed that two windows were shattered on a Rio Olympics media bus. In fact, it's speculated the broken glass was caused by gunfire. Whoa!
According to reports, the incident went down as journalists were being shuttled from the summer games' basketball venue to the Olympic Park.
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One passenger, named Sherryl "Lee" Michaelson, revealed:
"We were shot at. I mean we could hear the report of the gun."
Oh man. On the upsetting scene, photographer David Davies added:
"There was kind of a popping noise and something hit two windows on the side of the bus and left two hole marks, which looked like bullet holes."
While three of the 12 reporters are said to have suffered injuries, it's reported that their wounds are only minor ones. Phew!
In regards to the attack, spokesman Mario Andrada told the Associated Press:
"We don't know yet if the bus was shot, or it was a stone."
Huh. Still, this incident once again raises concerns about the security for the highly publicized games. It's said Rio de Janeiro is deploying about 85,000 soldiers and police to monitor the international event. This security detail almost DOUBLES what London provided in 2012.
Not to mention, this occurrence comes only a handful of days after a stray bullet ripped through the media tent at the Olympic Equestrian Center. However, officials believe the games weren't actually the target during Saturday's incident. Hmm, very inneresting.
Be sure to stay tuned for more details as this story is developing…
[Image via David Davies/PA Wire/AP Images.]
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