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Ten dead, including 6 children, in Brazil shooting; 17 others also shot

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By ITN News Editor March 14, 2019 12:53

Ten dead, including 6 children, in Brazil shooting; 17 others also shot

At least Ten people were killed at a Brazilian high school, on the eastern outskirts of Sao Paulo, where two young men were seen entering the building and firing weapons, according to Sao Paulo state police. Among the dead were six school children, one adult who worked at the building, one person who was standing just outside the school and the two adolescent shooters, police said. At least 17 other people, mostly children, were also shot at the Raul Brasil high school and taken to hospitals, police said in a written statement. The state of their health was not immediately known. School shootings are rare in Brazil, even though the country is one of the world’s most violent, with more annual homicides than any other. The last major school shooting was in 2011, when 12 children were shot dead by a former pupil in Rio de Janeiro. While gun laws are extremely strict in Brazil, it is not difficult to illegally purchase a weapon. Police said that two adolescents wearing face masks entered the building and started shooting at about 9:30 a.m. local time.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 14, 2019 12:53

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