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Paola Araújo

Age 31
6 Oct 2019
Teresina, Piauí (Brazil)

Paola Araújo
Paola Araújo [photo:]

Paola was shot dead by a group of unidentified assailants on the BR-316 highway near the beauty salon where she worked.

A [trans woman] identified as Paola Araújo, 31, was shot dead on Sunday night (6) on BR-316, near the Porto Alegre balloon in the southern Teresina area. She was shot in the neck, in the face and in the right chest, and died at about 23h40.

Witnesses reported that she was sitting on the road when the suspect approached and fired the shots. The crime scene, according to police, is a point of prostitution. Nothing was taken from the victim.

According to police, the [victim] had a hair salon in the Porto Alegre neighborhood.

“We know it's a person who worked, had a beauty salon but at night was [doing sex work]. The individuals arrived, fired five to six shots and she was hit by three, ”said DHPP coordinating chief Francisco Costa, Baretta.

Paola's died about 300 meters from her beauty salon, located on Porto Alegre's main avenue.

Paola's Facebook profile is

Report added: 18 Oct 2019

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