Ricardo won the Billabong Pro Tahiti trials event in 2012


Two assailants shot Ricardo after an argument

20 January, 2015 – Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos is battling for his life after being shot three times. Ricardo was in Praia da Guarda do Embaú, near Palhoca, Brazil. According to reports two assailants shot Dos Santos three times in the chest this morning, while he was working on his home.

Some sources report that Ricardo told the two men to stop doing drugs and playing loud music nearby. Local authorities said both suspects have been arrested and that one is a military policeman from Joinville.

Ricardo dos Santos was taken to a hospital in Florianopolis and had undergone surgery but still remains in critical condition as his lung and kidneys were seriously damaged in the attack.

The surfing community has put out social media wishes and prayers to Dos Santos and his family.




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