Tourists shot at after using Google Maps in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival

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By Rob Smith, Buzz60

A tourist visiting Rio De Janeiro for Carnival was shot after mistakenly entering a slum using Google Maps.

The 42-year-old Argentinian tourist was shot in the back after she drove into the slum with her husband and another couple while using Google Maps to try to find 'Christ The Redeemer.'

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: Monique Alfradique dances during the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: A performer dances during Mocidade performance at the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: A performer dances during Mocidade performance at the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: A performer dances during Mocidade performance at the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: Paloma Bernardi dances during Grande Rio performance at the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: A performer dances during Beija Flor performance at the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: Susana Vieira dances during Grande Rio performance at the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: A performer dances during Grande Rio performance at the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 07: A performer dances during Grande Rio performance at the Rio Carnival in Sambodromo on February 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the Zika virus epidemic, thousands of tourists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the carnival. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images)
Revellers of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers of Sao Clemente samba school perform during the second night of the carnival parade at Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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According to local police, a group of men believed to be drug dealers approached their vehicle, fired into it, then fled.

The woman is in surgery to remove the bullet and is reportedly in serious condition.

The slums in the area, some only a mile away from Carnival festivities, are considered very dangerous.

Late last year in the same slum an Italian citizen was shot and killed while traveling by motorcycle.

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