Three unidentified men in a light-colored compact car
intercepted Vieira’s vehicle outside the offices of Bezerros FM, a station
owned by the journalist, in the city of
Vieira, 40, hosted the radio program “Bezerros Comunidade,” which focused on local social issues, O Globo reported. He also owned the local newspaper Folha do Agreste and a music production company.
Local police were investigating the killing, and authorities offered a reward of 2,000 reals (US$1,200), according to news reports. Investigators told local reporters that Vieira’s murder appeared to be a contract killing. They did not immediately identify a motive.