Umberto Ferreira dos Santos, a notorious hitman known by his nickname of Betinho, opened fire at wedding guests during the marriage ceremony inside a church in Limoeiro de Anadia, Brazil. The wedding took place at Our Lady of Conception. It was reported that the ceremony continued after the horrifying incident.
Dos Santos was plotting to take out a father and son, who were due to serve as witnesses at the wedding, in a revenge attack over the death of his own boy, according to reports from Alagoas24Horas claim.
According to the Alagoas24Horas, three people from the same family were shot at point blank range and have been identified as Cicero Barbosa da Silva, 62, his son Edmilson Bezerra da Silva, 37, and his wife, who has yet to be identified.
Luckily, there were no casualties. Cicero and Edmilson, who were at the wedding as groomsmen, underwent surgery and are in stable condition. Edmilson’s wife was released following treatment after a bullet had grazed her arm.
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“We have no idea what is the motive of this attempted murder, nor why it was done precisely during the wedding, as the victims walked around the town freely and any time of the day or night.”
Police said they conducted a search of the region but have not been able to find Dos Santos.