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At Least Seven Dead After Masked Men Open Fire On Brazil Elementary School

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At Least Seven Dead After Masked Men Open Fire On Brazil Elementary School

At Least Seven Dead After Masked Men Open Fire On Brazil Elementary School

Heartbreaking news: seven people are now dead including 5 children after two masked men entered an elementary school and opened fire.

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According to Police, two hooded teenagers burst into a Brazilian elementary school at about 9:30 a.m. local time. The two adolescent attackers, who were wearing face masks killed an adult who worked there, another person who was standing outside of the school along with 5 students. The gunmen later killed themselves after the rampage, officials said.

As of right now, police do not have a motive for this attack, but is currently investigating the incident. On top of this tragedy, police told Globo TV that another shooting took place nearby shortly before the killings at the school, which about 1,000 students attend, but it was not yet clear if the two incidents were related.

It has been said that school shootings in Brazil are very rare even though the country is one of the world’s most violent, with more annual homicides than any other, New York Post reports.

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