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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Renato shot during carjacking attempt

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posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 06:53 PM
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Not even athletes are immune to thieves and murderers. Brazillian soccer player Cleonicio dos Santos Silva was shot and killed after theives tried to carjack him. Silva, also known as Renato was driving through a particularly bad neighborhood when the tragedy occured.
 

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Soccer player Cleonicio dos Santos Silva was shot and killed by thieves apparently trying to steal his car.

The 28-year-old striker for FC Zurich, also known as Renato, died Monday and was buried Tuesday, according to the Brazil Soccer Confederation.

Renato and his girlfriend were driving in Rio's Bangu neighborhood, one of the city's most violent areas, when gunmen tried to intercept his new car.


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Sigh, be safe people. Stay away from the bad areas of town with fancy new cars.



TRD

posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 02:03 PM
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Man that is bad news, he was a good footballer. I guess no one is safe anymore even sport stars..



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