3 security guards hired to work a Harmonia do Samba concert were shot just before the show started on February 6, 2017. Two of the three were thrown into a fire. The murders occurred around 5:15 pm, at one of the gates to the Pituaçu Stadium in Salvador.
Accordi ng to information from the Secretariat of Public Security of Bahia, the victims were identified as Márcio Rogério Bandeira, Geraldo Mota Cunha e Derivaldo Rocha dos Santos. The promotion company organizing the concert announced the show cancellation after their deaths, but said they will honor the people’s tickets at the show on February 13, or will issue refund to those who don’t wish to go anymore.
The initial investigation by the police suggests that the crime was committed by a group of gunmen lead by a man who alleged to have been assaulted by security guards during the rehearsal the previous week.