Incident Summary:

11/11/2020: An assailant opened fire targeting the vehicle of Solange Freitas, a journalist and city council candidate, in Sao Vicente, Sao Paulo, Brazil. No casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South America

region/u.s. state:

Sao Paulo

Sao Vicente

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Journalist: Solange Freitas
Nationality of Target Brazil
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victim was additionally a candidate for City Council.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"“They Said If I Climbed in Polls They’d Kill Me”: Candidate Who Survived Murder Attempted," The Rio Times, November 15, 2020.