Man killed outside Maracana stadium after Olympics ceremony

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) A man was gunned down outside the Maracana stadium in the Brazilian capital just hours after an 80,000-strong crowd attended the glittering Olympics opening ceremony.

Images showed the unnamed man lying next to his bike in the street after being gunned down late Friday night.

Police surrounded the body of the man found with bullet wounds after 9 p.m. local time.

The man has not yet been identified but local news outlets reported the Brazilian had committed robberies in the area and was killed when one of his victims reacted, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The killing so close to the Olympic venue is likely to raise concerns about safety during the two-week event in which nearly 11,000 athletes are to compete.



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