City councilor and son shot dead in Rio de Janeiro

Danilo Francisco da Silva (MDB) was the target of police investigations for the purported organization of an extermination group.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - City councilor Danilo Francisco da Silva and his son Gabriel da Silva were found dead inside a car in Duque de Caxias, a city in Baixada Fluminense (metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro).

The city councilor killed was the target of police investigations for the alleged organization of an extermination group and involvement with militias in the region, as well as murders, land grabbing, extortion, and threats.

According to the police, Danilo was suspected of the murders of Isaaque Almeida de Lima and Alex Silva de Bem, and the attempted murder of Fernando Leandro da Silva . . .

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