At least three individuals together with an adolescent woman have been killed and 11 others wounded Friday when a person opened hearth on two colleges in southeastern Brazil, officers mentioned.
Authorities within the city of Aracruz, in Espirito Santo state, mentioned the shooter had opened hearth on a bunch of lecturers on the first faculty early Friday, killing two ladies and wounding 9 different individuals.
He then went to a different faculty, the place he killed an adolescent woman and wounded two different individuals, Mayor Luis Carlos Coutinho instructed radio community CBN.
Authorities arrested the suspected shooter after a manhunt, state Governor Renato Casagrande mentioned.
“We will continue investigating the motive and should have further information soon,” the governor wrote on Twitter.
School shootings are comparatively uncommon in Brazil, however have been growing in recent times.
Brazil’s deadliest faculty taking pictures left 12 kids lifeless in 2011, when a person opened hearth at his former elementary faculty within the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Realengo, then killed himself.
In 2019, two former college students shot lifeless eight individuals at a highschool in Suzano, outdoors Sao Paulo, then additionally took their very own lives.
Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva known as the most recent shootings an “absurd tragedy.”
“I was saddened to learn of the attacks,” he wrote on Twitter.
“All my solidarity to the victims’ families… and my support to Governor Casagrande for the investigation and assistance to the two school communities.”
Mr Lula, who was beforehand Brazil’s president from 2003 to 2010, will take workplace on January 1 after defeating far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in elections final month.
He has been sharply vital of Mr Bolsonaro’s dramatic curbs on gun-control legal guidelines.
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