Caruaru is to Brazil what Acapulco is to Mexico – single most dangerous city in the country.
21 year old Eronilson Francisco da Silva nicknamed Têtin was an ex-convict who served 4 months for drug trafficking. He had just hooked up with a woman who was 2 months pregnant with somebody else’s child. Yesterday evening, while he was at home, sitting on a couch in the living room, two hitmen stormed his house, asked “where are the others”, shot him dead and fled the same way they came – on a motorcycle.
According to the police, the gunmen used .380 caliber pistols and a stolen motorcycle which they abandoned in front of a supermarket from where they fled on a stolen pickup truck. The motive for his death may have been a settlement of previous grudges with other criminal groups. The police are searching for the victim’s accomplice whom the gunmen also wanted to kill, but don’t know who it is. Victim’s spouse was at home at the time of murder, but was in the other room. She’s overheard the conversation and the killing. It all happened in Barrio Salgado in Caruaru, state of Pernambuco, Brazil.