Travel Vlogger Shot During Armed Robbery Attempt In Brazil

13 March 2017, 16:50 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:25

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By Benedict Townsend

Travel YouTuber Jo from Damon and Jo got caught up in an armed robbery attempt in Brazil. Thankfully she narrowly avoided serious injury.

YouTuber Jo Franco from popular travel channel DamonAndJo has been shot in an armed robbery attempt in Brazil. Jo, who is a Brazilian native, found herself confronted with an armed gunman who attempted to steal the car she was travelling in at the time. The driver of the car choose to try and ram the gunman and shots then followed, which resulted in Jo being hit in the back.

You can see the DamonandJo video about the incident right here:

As you can see, Jo was thankfully spared any life threatening injuries. The bullet narrowly missed her spine, and the doctors actually chose not to try and remove it because of its proximity to her spine. We're happy to see that Jo has decided to treat the experience as a positive lesson in the beautiful fragility of life and how you should never take it for granted. We wish her a safe and speedy recovery!