Woman, 30, killed after confronting strangers who ‘made jibe about her weight’

A woman was shot in the face after standing up to a couple who had called her fat by a food stand, foreign media reports.

Amanda Nunes, 30, was attacked in the city of Belford Roxo in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro at around 6.30 am on August 31.

She had gone to the food stand at a market to buy breakfast when she overheard a couple talking.

The young woman reportedly heard them refer to her as “fat” and went over to confront them.

During the ensuing row, the male suspect slapped Nunes’ face, it is claimed.

When the victim reacted angrily, the man allegedly pulled out a gun and shot her in the face.

Nunes was admitted to the Municipal Hospital of Belford Roxo before being transferred to the Hospital Geral de Nova Iguacu – Hospital da Posse.

She was later pronounced dead in the intensive care unit.

The local authorities have confirmed they are investigating the incident and are currently reviewing CCTV footage and interviewing witnesses to help identify the alleged shooter.

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Earlier this month, an army sergeant was gunned down in front of her family in Brazil after trying to warn her husband that they were being robbed.

Bruna Carla Borralho Cavalcante de Araujo, 27, from the city of Duque de Caxias in south-east Brazil, was following her partner’s car on August 30 with her sister and nephews before it overheated and he pulled over.

After they stopped on Presidente Kennedy Avenue, her husband Angelo Henrique de Araujo got out to try and fix his vehicle.

He then heard his wife screaming that they were being robbed, followed by the sound of two gunshots.

Two men removed Bruna's sister and her children from the car before fleeing in the vehicle.

She was rushed to the Pilar Emergency Care Unit (UPA) but tragically died from her injuries.

The Baixada Fluminense Homicide Police are now investigating the case.

Bruna was stationed at the military's 21st Paratrooper Battalion.

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