Shooting mars Beyonce concert

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Fans leaving a Beyonce concert in Salvador, Brazil on 10 February 2010 were worried for their safety when gunfire exploded outside the arena. Sources say that police officers and a local gang opened fire on each other outside of the Salvador's Parque de Exposicoes arena while concert goers tried to make their way out of the stadium.

According to news sources, fans leaving the 30, 000–capacity stadium were forced to run for cover in the midst of the shootout between cops and a gang of teenagers who were firing at concert attendees waiting on a taxi line. No injuries had reported at the time of writing. The concert was Beyonce's second performance in Brazil that week. Beyonce kicked off the South American leg of her 'I Am. . . . ' tour in Brazil on 4 February 2010. The 'Single Ladies' singer had also been on location to shoot a music video for Alicia Key's single 'Put It in a Love Song', during her time in Rio. In recent years, Brazil has made an active effort to minimise its history of violence, as the country hopes to draw in tourists for international events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

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