Son of Sao Paulo governor in shootout

Feb 04, 2014, 6:56 AM EST
Governor of the State of Sao Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin attends the Colcci show at Sao Paulo Fashion Week Winter 2014 on October 31, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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The son and granddaughter of Geraldo Alckmin, the governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, were caught up in a gunfight between their security guards and gunmen on Sunday, police say. The gunmen approached Thomaz Alckmin's car in what police say may have been an attempted robbery or kidnapping. Alckmin's bodyguards and the gunmen exchanged fire in Morumbi, in the south of the city of Sao Paulo.

Background:

Sao Paulo governor Alckmin's son caught up in shooting [BBC]

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