It is often said that everyone has at least one double somewhere in the world. In the case of the Brazilian doctor Perseu Ribeiro Almeida, its extreme resemblance to Taillón by Alcántara Pereira Barbosa It was fatal: he and two other doctors were shot this week by four drug traffickers on a beach Rio de Janeiro. A fourth doctor was miraculously saved and is recovering.
Ribeiro Almeida and Pereira Barbosa were very similar, there is no doubt about that. But this information did not seem to move the leaders of the four attackers, who to punish the mistake ordered his death: hours after the hail of bullets on the beach, lThe four murderers were found dead in the trunks of two vehicles.
The three doctors were having a drink in the early hours of this Thursday in one of the typical bars in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, in the south of the city, an area with good beaches and great urban growth in recent years. The bar was in front of the hotel where they were staying, the site of a medical conference.
Four men burst in from a car and started an intense shootout against the kiosk and the four doctors. Marcos de Andrade Corsato, 63 years old, and Perseu Ribeiro Almeida, 33, died at the scene. Diego Ralf de Souza Bomfim, 35 years old, was treated by doctors, but could not survive his injuries.
The only one who avoided death was Daniel Sonnewend Proença, 32 years old, who after a 10-hour surgical intervention showed a surprising good mood.