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2 people shot after fan confrontation in Brazil

world Updated: Oct 26, 2009 19:29 IST

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Police say a confrontation among rival fans in Brazil left two people hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Authorities say one man was shot in the arm and another in the abdomen when Sao Paulo and Corinthians fans fought each other at a plaza in downtown Sao Paulo late Sunday night. The fan shot in the abdomen was in serious condition on Monday.

Police say about 400 fans were involved in the confrontation and nearly 30 were detained.

The Sao Paulo state public safety department said Monday two Sao Paulo fans were formally accused with illegal possession of firearms.

Also Sunday, Flamengo supporters got into a confrontation with police officers in Rio de Janeiro, but no one was seriously injured.