A university student and a transport technician were the victims of the shooting last night, during a sertanejo show in Piracicaba, in the interior of São Paulo. Relatives and friends of Heloise Magalhães, 23, and Leonardo Cardozo, 26, used social networks to mourn the death of young people, shot during a mess in a cabin.
A dentistry student at Unicamp (State University of Campinas), Heloise had had a birthday just over a week ago, on November 12th. A fan of parties and a fanatical fan of Palmeiras, recurring themes on her Instagram profile, the young woman was described by people close to her as someone “dedicated, hardworking” and who “loved celebrating life”.
“Lively, funny, with a strong and well-decided personality, Helo has a huge heart that is always thinking about everyone”, described a post from the 2022 Graduation Committee of the Dentistry course, in which the murdered young woman was vice president.
This morning, the group that organizes the party posted another tribute, thanking the student for her dedication to the event and stating that the “dream” of the celebration will continue in her name.
“Helô, you will be greatly missed on our special day, as well as on all the others. Our day will never be the same without your presence, always able to cheer everyone up. In your memory, we will do everything to hold a party that you would be proud”, declared colleagues.
Among the university’s relatives, only her brother, Henrique, spoke out, posting a photo next to the young woman and their mother: “Helo, we will always love you”, wrote the boy in the caption of the post, on Instagram.
On her Instagram profile, Heloise used to share clicks at parties — with one of the last being the Festa do Peão de Piracicaba, where she posed wearing a cowboy hat. Other recurring themes in the young woman’s photos were trips to the beach and celebration of the achievements of Palmeiras, her favorite team.
Unicamp’s Dentistry Department declared three days of official mourning for the student’s death.
🇧🇷Heloise Magalhães, student of 5th year at the Faculty of Dentistry of Piracicaba (FOP) from Unicamp died early this Sunday (20), victim of a serious crime of violence that shocked everyone. The wake will be held from 1 pm and the burial will be at 5 pm at the Municipal Cemetery of Elias Fausto. the director of FOPprofessor Flavio Henrique baggio Aguiar, decreed official mourning for 3 days, starting on Sunday (20)”, communicated a note from the institution.
The other victim, Leonardo Cardozo, was less present on social networks. During the confusion last night, the road transport technician would have tried to break up a couple’s fight that took place at the Hugo & Guilherme show, when he was shot.
The boy studied at Fatep (Faculty of Technology in Piracicaba) and lived in the city of São Paulo. Friends and family mourned the violent death, defining the victim as a “worker” and the “clown” of the class.
“We saw each other last Sunday and as always you made me laugh a lot. I couldn’t feel bad around you. (…) Worker, warrior, you were one of the best people I’ve ever met, you will always be Leo the clown who made everyone happy. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life”, wrote Luana, a friend of Leonardo.
“We know that the uncertain belongs to us, I learn that everything passes, but the difficult thing will be forgetting. I learn that it will be difficult to live with it, without seeing it again. Go in peace my cousin, everything we’ve been through will be greatly missed”, declared Marcelo Cardozo , a relative of the boy, who kept his Instagram profile restricted to acquaintances.
remember the case
Heloise and Leonardo died after being shot at dawn yesterday, during a show in the Água Seca neighborhood, in Piracicaba, in the interior of São Paulo. Two other youths, aged 19 and 27, were also injured. The Civil Police is investigating the case to identify and arrest the shooter, according to the state Public Security Secretariat.
According to the incident report, Leonardo was trying to break up a couple’s fight, which took place during the Hugo & Guilherme show, when he was shot. The author of the shots also hit other people who were at the event. The Samu (Mobile Emergency Care Service) took the injured to hospitals in the region, but the two young people could not resist.
Forensics attended the shooting site and collected three exploded shells and a lead tip. The Piracicaba Sectional Police Station registered the case as attempted and completed homicide.
Since early yesterday morning the UOL tries to contact Burn19, the producer responsible for the show, through email and WhatsApp messages. The article will be updated in case of return.
On Twitter, Matheus Erhart, producer of the Hugo & Guilherme duo, calmed the fans at dawn by announcing that the team was fine after the episode.
“When we had already 1 hour and 10 minutes into the show, for some reason, there was confusion in the middle of the audience, right in front of the stage, and a man pulled out a firearm and fired. As soon as we heard the shots, we removed immediately the duo and our entire team from the stage. As soon as it was confirmed that there were victims at the scene and it really was gunshots, we removed the artists and band to the hotel! I’m sorry for the deaths! Sad day “, he wrote.
When we already had 1 hour and 10 minutes of show, for some reason, there was a confusion in the middle of the audience right in front of the stage, and a man pulled out a firearm and shot? as soon as we heard the shots, we immediately removed the duo and our entire crew from the stage +
— Matheus Erhart (@ErhartMatheus) November 20, 2022
As soon as we confirmed that there were victims at the scene and that it really was gunshots, we took the artists and band to the hotel! I’m sorry about the deaths! Sad day!
— Matheus Erhart (@ErhartMatheus) November 20, 2022