Two gunmen opened fire at a school in south-eastern Brazil, killing at least six students and two employees.
The gunmen attacked at 9:30 am local time when the students were on a break at the state school in Suzano, near São Paulo. The attackers wore masks killed themselves after the attack, according to the police.
The attackers are believed to be in their 20’s were former students at the school, however their identity was still not made public. Also the motive for shooting was not clear.
The school has over 1000 primary and secondary students, and is located 50 kilometers from São Paulo.
A man was injured in another shooting near the school earlier, but police say they are still investigating if both cases are anywhere connected.
It’s very easy for citizens to own a gun, even though there are several restrictions in place. President Jair Bolsonaro who assumed office in January this year signed a bill making it even more easy for law-abiding citizens to gain access to guns.
Gun crimes are quite common in Brazil, however not of such a nature.