Mega Famous American Dj Diplo rushed for cover as gunfire breaks out at a street party in Sao Paulo Brazil

Diplo was about to introduce himself on stage when the gunshots rang out at the street carnival

American Dj and producer Dj Diplo feared for his life as security guards shielded him from the gunfire that rang out at a street party carnival in San Paulo Brazil.

Diplo, real name Thomas Pentz, was about to introduce himself on stage, taking selfies and recording the crowd on his phone at the moment the gunshots rang out.

A woman was shot in the leg and a man was hit in the stomach during the shooting just before Diplo began his set

He could be seen ducking for cover at the end of his Instagram post as security guards rushed into the crowd.

Producer Diplo was on top of a truck when the shooting happened and was rushed to safety by security guards.

Diplo was rushed from the stage on top of a truck as gunshots were fired in the crowd

As a result, the rest of the producer’s set and the street party parade were cancelled.

The producer, who is behind Major Lazer, had also performed at the Latinha Mix block in the Pinheiros district of the city the previous night.

Local media reported that five people were also stabbed during a separate incident earlier the festival.

According to police, 148,500 revellers were at the carnival and more than 1,300 were arrested, 15,000 police were on duty.

 

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Tony Winterburn

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