Victims killed, injured during school shooting in Brazil

Police at the scene of a deadly shooting at a school in Suzano Sao Paulo metropolitan region Brazil

Police at the scene of a deadly shooting at a school in Suzano Sao Paulo metropolitan region Brazil

Four children were among the dead after two gunmen opened fire inside the school near Sao Paulo.

The two assailants, who were wearing hoods, were identified as former pupils aged 17 and 25.

Police say that after de Castro and Monteiro shot and killed the owner of a nearby auto rental, they then killed five students and two employees at the Professor Raul Brasil school in Suzano, Brazil.

A homemade video taken during the shooting and aired by Globo TV showed children screaming, running and begging for their lives as loud shots were heard all around.

A man comforts a woman at the Raul Brasil State School in Suzano, Brazil, on Wednesday.

About 1,000 children attend the school, police said. Police said they also found a bow and arrow as well as items that appeared to be explosives.

The attack took place at around 9:30 am (1230 GMT) during a recess period for some students, authorities said.

The motive for the shooting is not clear. One teacher told police that the younger attacker had been bullied while he was a student there.

The attackers targeted the Professor Raul Brasil state school in Suzano, near the city of Sao Paulo.

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At least eight people were killed Wednesday in a shooting at a school near Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to the country's military police.

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.

But school shootings are rare.

Police say they shot at students in a gym and fired at others who were enjoying a snack break.

Monteiro's mother, Tatiana Taucci, offered a possible answer, telling Band News while hiding her face from the camera that her son had been bullied at the school.

The wounded student could not speak.

Salles said the gunmen used at least one.38 caliber pistol, along with homemade bombs and a crossbow.

The shooters committed suicide in a corridor, police said.

Eight people - including six students - have been shot and killed by two hooded men at a school in Brazil.

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