8 killed in mass shooting in southern Brazil school

8 killed in mass shooting in southern Brazil school

Doria says the dead included two teachers and six students, and several more people had been hospitalized after sustaining injuries.

At least 17 other people, mostly children, were also shot at the Raul Brasil elementary school and taken to hospitals, police said in a written statement.

The school located in Suzano, 50km from São Paulo, has around 1,000 primary and secondary students, aged between 11 and 15.

Police arrived eight minutes after the shooting started and did not confront the gunmen, who had already killed themselves, Salles said.

Marcelo Salles, commander of police forces in Sao Paulo state, spoke just outside the school and said that in his over three decades of service, he had "never seen anything like this, it was an unspeakably brutal crime".

It was a horrifying scenes in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the adult who was killed was the principal of the Raul Brasil public Grade school.

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Even though Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world, it is rare to see school shootings in the South American country.

Doria said the school had been evacuated and police were inspecting what appeared to be possible explosives left by the gunmen.

The last one occurred in 2011, when the former student of a school returned and shot 12 children fatally, Fox News reports.

Before entering the Raul Brasil school in the Sao Paulo city of Suzano, the assailants, aged 17 and 25 and both former pupils, shot and killed the owner of a auto rental agency from which they had stolen a vehicle.

"The school is on lockdown", he said.

Gun laws have been extremely strict in Brazil since 2003 when former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva signed measures that prevented ordinary citizens from carrying guns.

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