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Brazilian singer MC Serginho Porradao shot dead during live concert

First Published: 18th August, 2023 18:31 IST

The 29-year-old singer was shot in the head while he was trying to stop a fight between a couple

A concert in Brazil turned tragic after a Brazilian singer was shot dead during his live concert on Sunday.

Popularly known as MC Serginho Porradao, the 29-year-old singer was shot in the head while he was trying to stop a fight between a couple. The incident took place in Recife on August 13, the Independent reported.

The injured singer was immediately rushed to the hospital, however he succumbed to his injuries the next day.

According to the Brazilian news outlet G1, the singer was trying to resolve a fight between a woman and a man, identified as Manuela Tenorio and Rodrigo Fortunato.

Events turned tragic when Rodrigo Fortunato, who is a cop, allegedly opened fire and struck the singer and the woman.

The woman was declared dead at the scene, whereas the singer, who received fatal head injury, was first taken to a clinic and then rushed to a hospital.

According to the Independent report, Mr. Fortunato was on medical leave at the time of the incident.

On August 15, the cop testified in court and was released after two hours of questioning.

An investigation into the matter is underway.

Nelson Souza Filho, the uncle of MC Serginho Porradao, told Independent, “He was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Everything he did for his family and the community was good.” Furthermore, he said that the victim’s aunt had asked him not to perform at the concert, but he insisted and told them that he would “come back quickly.”

“May justice be done, both by the police and God,” he added.

Felipe Goncalves, brother of the singer, added, “We are extremely saddened by this tragedy. Serginho was always enjoying life and joking around.”

“He was a wonderful person who gave good vibes everywhere he went. He will be greatly missed,” Oziel Ferreira, MC Serginho Porradao’s old friend, said in a tribute. 

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