21-year-old attacked outside his home in São Brás de Alportel

Judiciary Police are investigating

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A 21-year-old was injured this afternoon in São Brás de Alportel, after being attacked, at the entrance of his building, by a group of men, who reportedly fired several shots, but did not hit the victim.

According to CNN Portugal, the situation may have originated in a settling of accounts. The channel said that "shots" were heard by people and that a shotgun cartridge was found at the scene.

The suspects fled.

GNR source, contacted by Sul Informação, despite not confirming the shooting, said that there was a “situation of offenses to the physical integrity of a young man, who was injured, at the entrance of a building”, around 15:40 pm.

According to the same source, there are indications that “the injuries were caused by physical force”.

At the site, "investigations are ongoing" that also involve the Judiciary Police.