Leandro Lo, a world-renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion, was shot inside a nightclub in São Paulo on Sunday. Leandro is a black belt in jiu-jitsu and has won numerous championships. He’s also famous for his dancing antics while on the mats during competitions. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. local time at the Spy Network discothèque on Rua Augusta near the city center of São Paulo, Brazil. Sources say that Leandro Lo and his friends were shot by an unidentified man outside of the nightclub after an argument broke out between them and another group of men who were also in the club that night as well as members of staff who work there regularly.
Leandro Lo Shot in the Head at São Paulo Nightclub
The incident occurred outside the venue at an area where one must walk down a long stairway to get to the sidewalk. Sources say that Leandro Lo and his friends were walking down the steps when they were approached by a group of men coming from the other direction. Words were exchanged and then a fight ensued. After the brawl broke out, at least one member of the group who approached Lo and his friends fired shots at them. Lo was hit by a bullet in his Head. According to Lo’s team at Gracie Barra, Leandro Lo was taken to a nearby hospital emergency room where doctors removed the bullet from his Head.
Who Was Involved In The Shooting?
The people who shot Lo and his friends are still unidentified and at large.
Other Jiu-Jitsu Athletes Shot in Brazil Recently
– In November of 2018, Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete Vinícius “The Black Child” was shot dead in Rio de Janeiro.
– October of 2018, Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete Gabriel Gomes was shot in Rio de Janeiro.
– August of 2018, Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete Carlos Eduardo “Carcara” was shot in São Paulo.
– June of 2018, Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete Adriano Carvalho was shot in Rio de Janeiro.
– In February of 2018, Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete Wallace Lopes was shot in Rio de Janeiro. The crime was never resolved.
The Situation of Gun Violence in São Paulo and Brazil
As the most populated city in the Southern Hemisphere, São Paulo is home to 12 million people. It is also the largest city in Brazil. According to the Brazilian government, there were approximately 52,000 gun-related deaths in the country in 2017 alone. This is an increase of 10% from 2016. At the same time, the number of people who were injured by gunfire increased from 89,000 to 100,000. It is unclear if these numbers include the individuals who were shot at the São Paulo nightclub.
In conclusion, Leandro Lo is a world-renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion. He is famous for his dancing antics while on the mats during competitions. Leandro Lo was shot inside a nightclub in São Paulo. His shooting was part of a larger outbreak of gun violence in Brazil. Lo was expected to recover from his wounds. Besides Lo, two other jiu-jitsu athletes were shot in São Paulo in 2018. Lo’s shooting shows that gun violence in Brazil is a very real problem. Lo’s shooting is an example of how dangerous it is to live in the largest city in Brazil.