Brazilian governor shoots rival

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RIO DE JANEIRO - The governor of Brazil's Paraiba state fired three bullets into his predecessor, one of which hit him in the mouth, after he criticised the governor on television, Reuter reports.

The former governor, Tarcisio de Miranda Buriti, underwent surgery after the attack and was in a critical condition, police said.

Mr Buriti criticised Governor Ronaldo Cunha Lima during a live television programme. After the show he went to lunch at a beachside restaurant where he ran into Mr Lima, who was with his deputy governor. An argument broke out and Mr Lima shot Mr Buriti.