Officials Examine Press Bus in Rio That May Have Been Hit by Stray Bullets. Stray bullets may have hit a press bus on one of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic transportation lines, injuring at least one journalist who was struck by shattering glass, one of the passengers said
If caused by gunfire, the incident would mark the second time since Saturday that stray bullets have struck near journalists visiting Rio for the Olympics, highlighting the city’s ongoing crime problems despite a major effort to improve security.
On Saturday, a bullet pierced the roof of a media tent at Deodoro’s equestrian facility and landed on the floor near journalists, where it was photographed. Security officials believe that bullet came from a nearby slum and had been intended for a police blimp, the Associated Press reported, citing a spokesman for the Rio 2016 organizing committee.
Brazil has some of the strictest fun control laws in the world.