Teen girl killed by stray bullet buried in Brazil

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.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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