RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 500 people have shown up for the funeral of a 13-year-old Brazilian girl who police say was killed by a stray bullet.
Maria Eduarda Alves de Conceicao was buried on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro's Parque Jardim cemetery.
Police say the bullet that killed her Thursday was fired during a shootout between police and suspected drug traffickers in the low-income Acari neighborhood. The girl was at a physical education class inside a nearby school when she was struck.
Relatives, friends, teachers and neighbors wept as they filed past the young teen's white coffin and then accompanied it to the grave site.