Children Among 10 Killed In Deadly Brazil School Shooting

São Paulo police said two young men wearing masks entered the Raul Brasil elementary school at 9.30 am local time and fired guns while the children were on their snack break.

Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria said as he stood outside the school that "our solidarity goes out to the families of the victims".

The deadly incident occurred on in the city of Suzano located in the southeastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo on Wednesday.

Police work at the scene of a shooting at a school in Suzano, Sao Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil, on March 13, 2019.

Authorities say five students and an administrator at the school were killed.


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.

Far right President Jair Bolsonaro passed a law allowing people to carry arms soon after assuming power in January, delivering on a campaign promise. "It didn't take long until police arrived".

Doria said the school had been evacuated and police were inspecting what appeared to be possible explosives left by the shooters.

In 2011, 12 students were killed by a gunman who roamed the halls of a school in Rio de Janeiro, shooting at them.

"Two injured people died after being taken to hospital".


"I heard a lot of screaming", she said.

Gun laws are strict in Brazil, but it is not hard to purchase a weapon illegally.

Aged between 20 and 25 years old, the alleged attackers are not believed by police to be former students of the school that has some 1,000 primary and secondary students.

The wounded student who took shelter in her house could not speak.

He said it was not yet known whether the two assailants were former pupils at the school.


"It's a very sad scene, the saddest thing I've seen in my entire life".

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