Now in Brazil: One dead and one wounded by gunshot after clashes between fans of Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro

A general brawl between fans of the Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro He left at least one dead and one wounded by a bullet hours before the derby that will be played this Sunday between the two main clubs in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, police sources reported.

According to the Militarized Police of the state of Minas Gerais, about 50 fans of both clubs staged a brawlwhich would have been premeditated and organized through social networks.

During the fight, a 25-year-old Cruzeiro fan he was shot in the abdomen and admitted to a hospitalwhere he went through emergency surgery, but could not resist the severity of the injuries and died.

The confrontation also left another man, a motorcyclist who was passing by the place at the time of the fightwounded by a bullet, although without risk of death, the authorities indicated.

The fight ended with several injured, all with minor injuries, because the fans carried wooden sticks, steel bars, stones and fireworks to attack the rival group. So far, no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

As Lieutenant-Colonel Micael Henrique Silva told local media, the fight was premeditated and agreed by social networksbecause the place where it happened, in a neighborhood in the eastern region of Belo Horizonte, is a traditional meeting point for the fans of Atlético Mineiro, who were surprised by the fans of the rival club.

"This Sunday morning, they were surprised by a group of about 30 fans of the "Blue Mafia" (of Cruzeiro), who went to the place exclusively to fight," said the commander.

This was not the only episode of violence recorded in Brazilian football recently, as several teams in the country have suffered serious attacks in recent weeks.

One of them took place on February 24, when two Bahia players were injured after an explosive device was thrown against the team bus on its way to the Arena Fonte Nova stadium, in Salvador.

Little more than a week later, a group of Paraná fans invaded the Vila Capanema stadium in Curitiba on Saturday, five minutes from the end of the match against Francisco Beltrao's Uniao, who were losing 1-3, with the intention of attacking to the players on his team, who reacted quickly and were able to take shelter in the locker room in time.

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