Olympics bus hit by gunfire; 2 with minor injuries

Olympics bus hit by gunfire; 2 with minor injuries
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[Ed. – Ho hum?  You know, I do think it’s probable that the Olympics wouldn’t be having these particular problems if they were in Chicago this year.  Even Chicago’s not this bad.]

A bus carrying journalists at the Rio Games was hit by gunfire on a highway between Olympic venues on Tuesday, witnesses said. No one was seriously injured in the incident.

The bus was making its way from the Games basketball venue to the main Olympic park when, according to passengers, two shots were heard hitting the vehicle. Windows shattered and flying glass left two people with minor lacerations.

“We were shot at. I mean we could hear the report of the gun,” said Sherryl “Lee” Michaelson, a retired U.S. air force captain who is working for a basketball publication in Rio. …

On Saturday, a bullet hit the equestrian center, missing journalists there by just a few feet. That bullet was suspected to have been fired by a gang member trying to shoot down a police blimp or drone, officials said.

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