Brazilian radio DJ shot dead live on air

Brazilian radio DJ shot dead live on air
Credit: IBT

A Brazilian radio presenter died after being shot five times as he was hosting his lunchtime show on Thursday (6 August).

A stern critic against local government corruption, Gleydson Carvalho was murdered when two gunmen forced their way into the studio. The perpetrators subdued a receptionist and ordered a sound engineer to take cover under a table before opening fire on Carvalho, who was shot three times in the head and twice in the chest.

“They came to the station’s facility and said that they had to make an announcement,” Police Chief Herbert Silva said. “Once they opened the door, they announced it was an assault and asked who was in the audio room. Immediately after, the subject entered [the radio booth] and shot Gleydson three times on the head and twice on the chest.”

The assailants then fled from Radio Liberdade’s offices in the city of Camocim, north eastern Brazil.

The attack took place while music was playing on air and it is understood that Carvalho would frequently receive death threats during live broadcasting.

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