Stray bullets

GUNS, which are traditionally fired in some areas of Portugal on New Year’s Eve, caused the evening to end in tragedy with two deaths, one in Lisbon and one in Gaia.

A nine year old girl was killed when playing in the street in the Quinta do Lavrado housing estate near Lisbon. A bullet from an unknown source hit the girl in the head, causing her death.

In Gaia, a 23-year old man was killed when taking part in shooting into the air at the housing estate where he lived. A bullet from a shotgun hit him in the head.

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