RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Guardians Paulino and Laércio (Guajajara) left the village in search of water when at least five armed men ambushed them and fired shots at indigenous peoples," the Maranhão Secretariat of Human Rights reported on Twitter.
The attack occurred on Friday night on the indigenous territory of Arariboia, located approximately 500 kilometers from São Luís, the state capital, the secretariat said.
Paulo Paulino Guajajara, also known as Kwahu Tenetehar, "was shot in the neck and died in the jungle. His colleague, Tainaky Tenetehar, was shot in the back and in the arm, but . . .