A video features drug cartel shootings taking place in Brazil during daylight hours.
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Social media users circulated a video purporting to show drug cartel shootings taking place in Brazil during daylight hours.
A Twitter user claimed that the video showcased a shootout involving drug cartels in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, stating, "The video features] a drug cartel shootout in Brazil. Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil."
The video had been circulating since at least July 2022, making its rounds on social media multiple times before resurfacing recently.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.
The Footage Shows a TV Series Scene
Contrary to social media users' claims, the video is a scene from the TV series called "A Divisão."
Another video, taken from a different angle and showing the same scene of two individuals on a motorcycle shooting at others appearing to wear police vests, was uploaded on YouTube on July 6, 2022.
The caption on the video reads, "Filming at Morro do Borel Tijuca," indicating that the video was shot at Morro do Borel, a location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Another video that captured the same scene was uploaded to a published article by Grande Tijuca in 2022.
According to the article, The noise of shots coming from the Borel community in Tijuca has raised concerns among residents.
It has been revealed that these sounds are a result of the filming of scenes for the third season of the series "A Divisão" (A Division). Several people have been capturing behind-the-scenes footage of the recording. The scene being filmed depicts a confrontation between civil police officers and drug dealers.
“A Divisão” TV Series
“A Divisão'' is a Brazilian crime drama web television series that debuted on the streaming service Globoplay on July 19, 2019. The second season followed on September 10, 2020.
Set in the late 90s, the series revolves around the wave of kidnappings that deeply affected Rio de Janeiro society and garnered significant media attention during that decade. In response to this crisis, a specialized police task force is formed within the Rio anti-kidnapping division to confront the escalating war between criminal factions. The show delves into the challenges and efforts of these law enforcement officers in combating criminal activities and restoring order in the city.