Bullet strikes stable at Olympic equestrian center in Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) Nobody was hurt when a bullet struck one of the stables at the Olympic equestrian center here on Wednesday, a spokesman for the 2016 Rio Games organising committee said.

Last Saturday, a bullet went through the roof of the press room at the equestrian center, located in Rio de Janeiro’s Deodoro neighborhood, reports Efe.

The weekend incident was attributed to an attempt by a shooter in a nearby shantytown to hit one of the camera-equipped blimps that provide footage for Olympic television coverage.

A bus carrying journalists between Olympic venues was pelted with stones on Tuesday.

–IANS

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