Newborn victim of gun violence buried in Rio de Janeiro

Claudineia dos Santos Melo, left, and Klebson Cosme da Silva carry the coffin of their son Arthur Cosme as they bury him at a cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 31, 2017. The Brazilian baby who was shot while still inside his mother’s womb a month ago has become a symbol of surging violence in the city’s slums. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Claudineia dos Santos Melo, right, is comforted during the burial of her son Arthur, at a cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 31, 2017. The Brazilian baby who was shot while still inside his mother’s womb a month ago has become a symbol of surging violence in the city’s slums. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian baby who was shot while still inside his mother's womb a month ago has been buried in Rio de Janeiro, in a case that has become a symbol of surging violence in the city's slums.

Baby Arthur Cosme had been treated at a hospital since being delivered after the shooting, but officials announced Sunday that he died from his injuries. His family buried him Monday on the outskirts of Rio.

The mother, Claudineia dos Santos Melo, was hit by a stray bullet in a Rio slum June 30. She was nine months pregnant.

Doctors discovered the baby had also been hit when they delivered him by emergency cesarean section. He had serious injuries to his lungs and spine.

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