16-year-old boy enters 2 schools in Brazil, opens fire, kills 2 teachers, 1 student, injures 112 min read
Rio de Janeiro: The incident of firing has come to light in Brazil. A shooter wearing a bulletproof vest stormed two schools in Espirito Santo in southeastern Brazil, killing two teachers and a student and wounding 11 others, according to news agency Reuters. The two attacks took place around 10 a.m. local time Friday in the small town of Aracruz, located about 80 kilometers north of Vitoria, the capital of Espirito Santo state. Espirito Santo’s head of public security, Marcio Celante, said the attacker was a 16-year-old boy who covered his face, making it difficult to identify him. He has been arrested.
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Officials said the gunman was dressed in military fatigues and opened fire inside a private and a public school. The governor of Espirito Santo, Renato Casagrande, told a news conference that the attacker was a former student of the school. We have information that he is a psychopath and is undergoing treatment. We will continue to investigate the matter and will gather more information soon. One person injured in the attack had to be airlifted by helicopter to Serra, a large city about 60 km south of Aracruz. Security camera footage showed the attacker wearing a bulletproof vest and firing a semi-automatic gun.
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Espirito Santo’s Secretary of Public Security, Marcio Celante, released a video at the secretariat. said Celante, who noted that the shooter entered the teachers’ lounge after breaking the lock on the public school. Governor Renato Casagrande expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and said that all local security forces are engaged in the investigation. Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva described the shooting as an “unsolicited tragedy”. Lula da Silva will take over as the new President of Brazil on January 1. He will replace the current President Jair Bolsonaro. Lula said, ‘I offer my support to Governor Casagrande to investigate the case and to console the communities around the 2 affected schools.’
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Tags: firing, Gun Fire, Shooting
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 26, 2022, 05:54 IST