… and one seriously injured
JM report that in the early hours of this morning shooting took place in Rua das Hortas, in central Funchal, resulting in one death and another seriously injured. The newspaper describes how a security perimeter was created behind which a body remained on the road, waiting for the arrival of a health official.
The Public Security Police were reported to be on the street ensuring that no one passes near the crime scene, ensuring the security of the investigation, which is in the hands of the Judiciary Police (PJ).
JM reported that patrols are closing several streets in the center of Funchal, as the sniper allegedly remains at large.
Regarding the second individual who was shot, a hospital source confirmed the existence of serious injuries to the lower limbs.
Gunman still at large after shooting
The gunman was reported to be still at large at 1:40 am this morning, as details began to emerge of the shooting incident.
The situation occurred in a restaurant on Rua das Hortas, in a contempt that involved three individuals. Upon leaving the restaurant, the alleged gunman fired at two men, hitting one on the head and one on the lower limbs. The first died immediately and the second was treated on the spot and transported to the hospital.
BIR, Judicial Police, PSP, Emir, Madeiran Voluntary Firefighters and Portuguese Red Cross were called to the scene.
Everything calm later
FN later reported that everything was calm at the scene outside two restaurants at 4:00 am this morning. The news website had tried to ascertain whether the person who had fired the shots had already been arrested, but were referred to an announcement being made by the PJ later this morning.
The Agoramadeira website is reporting the occurrence of a shooting in Funchal, this Friday night, placing the timing at around 11:00 pm. They report on the death of a man between 40 and 50 years old.
The information states that “the death was immediate”.
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