Saturday, April 30, 2011

BRAZIL - Twelve students killed by gunfire in a school

On 7 April, a young gunman opened fire in his old school in the western zone of Rio, killing 12 students and injuring 11 others before killing himself. Aged 24, Wellington de Oliveira Menezes broke into the facility at the opening of classes by pretending he was summoned to a conference with students.

Wounded by a police officer, the shooter then committed suicide. The police found his clothes in a confused letter containing religious messages.

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