Nine dead – Including Five Children – In Brazil Shooting; 17 Others Also Shot

Posted In: News Date:Mar 13th, 2019

Five schoolchildren are dead, the report said, along with one adult who worked at the building, as well as one person standing just outside the school and the two adolescent shooters, police said.
Police said two adolescents wearing face masks entered the building and started shooting at about 9:30 a.m. local time. The pair eventually shot and killed themselves.

The shooting, at the Raul Brasil elementary school, also wounded 17 other people – mostly children – who were taken to area hospitals, Reuters reported, quoting a written police statement.

The conditions of those wounded was not immediately known, the report said.

Police said two adolescents wearing face masks entered the building and started shooting at about 9:30 a.m. local time, Reuters reported. The pair eventually shot and killed themselves.

Police reported another shooting took place about 500 meters from the Raul Brasil school shortly before the killings at the school, the report said, but it was not yet clear if the two incidents were related.


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