Franco, 38, and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, were killed Wednesday 14th of March, when two men in a car fired nine shots into her vehicle, according to the Associated Press.
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Franco’s press secretary also suffered minor injuries but survived, according to Reuters.
Her dead has Prompted Mass Mourning and Protests in Brazil.
She was the only black female representative and one of seven women on the 51-seat city council, according to the New York Times.