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Rio slum residents bury teen, protest police-gang shootouts

  • Michele de Oliveira, mother of Paulo Henrique Oliveira, a 13-year-old who local media says was killed by a stray bullet during a shootout between police and criminals, cries during his burial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Michele de Oliveira, mother of Paulo Henrique Oliveira, a 13-year-old who local media says was killed by a stray bullet during a shootout between police and criminals, cries during his burial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Relatives and friends of Paulo Henrique Oliveira, a 13-year-old who local media said was killed by a stray bullet during a shootout between police and criminals, cry during his burial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hundreds of Brazilians taken the streets of the Alemao slum complex on Tuesday, to protest gun battles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Relatives and friends of Paulo Henrique Oliveira, a 13-year-old who local media said was killed by a stray bullet during a shootout between police and criminals, cry during his burial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hundreds of Brazilians taken the streets of the Alemao slum complex on Tuesday, to protest gun battles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michele de Oliveira, center, mother Paulo Henrique Oliveira, a 13-year-old who local media said was killed by a stray bullet during a shootout between police and criminals, cries during his burial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hundreds of Brazilians taken the streets of the Alemao slum complex on Tuesday, to protest gun battles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Michele de Oliveira, center, mother Paulo Henrique Oliveira, a 13-year-old who local media said was killed by a stray bullet during a shootout between police and criminals, cries during his burial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Hundreds of Brazilians taken the streets of the Alemao slum complex on Tuesday, to protest gun battles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

Dozens of slum residents in Rio de Janeiro gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old boy killed during a gunbattle between Brazilian police and drug traffickers in their shantytown.

Friends and relatives put Paulo Henrique Oliveira to rest Wednesday while also demanding justice and calling for an end to violence in the city.

The boy lived with his family in the Alemao slum complex and was walking to visit a neighbor early this week when he was mortally wounded by a stray bullet from a shootout.

Hundreds of people demonstrated in the Tuesday to protest gunbattles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others in recent days.