Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion shot in São Paulo club

August 9, 2022 6:04 am

[Source: Yahoo News / Website]

One of Brazil’s greatest Jiu-Jitsu champions of all time, Leandro Lo, has been declared brain dead after being shot in the head in a São Paulo club.

Lo was one of the most successful Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time, having won the World Championships eight times.

Witnesses said Lo and his friends were approached by a man in a threatening manner, Lo immobilised the man, but after he let him go, the man shot Lo.

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The suspect fled the scene but has since handed himself in to police.

An investigation for attempted murder has been opened.

A friend of Lo who was with him at the time, said a lone man approached their table, took a bottle from it and waved it around in a menacing way.