Rio Olympics 2016: Bullets Fired Into Media Bus

A bus carrying media members covering the Rio Olympics was shot at Tuesday night while leaving an arena in the city following a basketball match.

According to reports, the bus was hit several times, knocking out windows. No one was seriously hurt. However, at least two people were cut from the shattered glass. 

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The shooting happened close to Barra and the Olympic Park en route back to the media center.

Daily Mail

A photographer working for the Press Association who was on board at the time of the incident, said: ‘We were travelling from the hockey venue to the Main Press Centre. I was sitting at the back. There was a popping, cracking noise.

‘The bus didn’t come to a stop but paused. Everyone was on the floor so I got on the floor as well.

‘The bus driver stopped the bus about half a minute afterwards. People started shouting ‘just keep going’. After a couple of minutes we had a police escort.

Lee Michaelson of Hoopsfeed had the first-hand account on Twitter.

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A statement from the International Olympic Committee read in part: 

‘The security authorities are now investigating the incident and we await their report before making further comment.”

It was just four days ago a bullet hit the Rio Olympics media center.

It’s Rio. Welcome to hell

Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.