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Gunmen wound Argentine tourist visiting Rio for Carnival

Gunmen wounded an Argentine tourist visiting Rio de Janeiro for Carnival when the car she was riding in strayed into a slum, police said.

The shooting occurred Monday afternoon in the Morro dos Prazeres slum next to the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood.

Police said Natalia Lorena Cappetti was in stable condition in a hospital, where she was taken with wounds to her legs and stomach.

Capetti's husband and a Spanish couple were also in the car but were unhurt.

Police said the gunmen fled without stealing anything.