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29 Jul 2019 | 10:29 PM UTC

Cape Verde: Official in Praia wounded in shooting July 29

Cape Verde News Alert

Mayor of Praia wounded in shooting on July 29; investigation ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/31/2019, 11:59 PM (Atlantic/Cape_Verde). COUNTRY/REGION Praia


The Mayor of Praia Óscar Santos was reportedly wounded in a shooting incident early (local time) on Monday, July 29. Santos was targeted as he exited a health club in the Palmajero area at approximately 05:30 and was later treated for a gunshot wound to the arm. An investigation into the incident is underway; security forces have not apprehended any suspects in connection with the shooting. A heightened police presence and increased security measures are likely in Praia over the coming days. 


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to remain vigilant for suspicious behavior, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instruction issued by local authorities.


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