RIO DE JANEIRO - Ten people were hurt when a man fired shots during carnival celebrations in the tourist magnet of Paraty, west of Rio, Brazil’s CBN radio reported Sunday. Locals were enjoying the festivities far from the hubbub of the huge celebrations in Rio when a man pulled out a firearm and began shooting following an argument. Five men and five women were hurt, but police did not indicate how seriously, CBN reported. In another incident, one man was injured after being shot after an altercation in the northern city of Salvador, which hosts one of Brazil’s most spectacular carnivals. Since Friday, Brazil has been awash with raucous nationwide parties celebrating carnival. The revelry will continue through Tuesday.  

On Sunday night, a crowd of tens of thousands is expected to flock to the Rio Sambodrome about 160 kilometers 100 miles) from colonial era jewel Paraty. Sunday sees the first night of parades by Rio’s elite samba schools, with 12 competing for this year’s crown.