Teenagers killed in Sao Paolo school shooting

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Published on March 13, 2019 - Duration: 01:08s

Teenagers killed in Sao Paolo school shooting

Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least five teenagers who were on their snack breaks, as well as two school officials, before fatally turning their guns on themselves, police said.

Gavino Garay reports.

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Teenagers killed in Sao Paolo school shooting

At least five teenagers on their snack break at the Raul Brasil school were killed on Wednesday, after two former students entered the Sao Paolo school and opened fire.

The rampage rattled a community where school shootings are otherwise rare, despite the country's high rate of homicides.

NAT SOUND ABULANCE / PEOPLE CRYING The masked gunmen, aged 17 and 25, also killed two school officials, before they turned their guns on themselves.

Before the shooting spree at the school, they shot and killed the owner of a car rental agency where they had stolen a vehicle.

Sao Paulo state's Governor offered his condolences to the families of the victims, and said he'd never seen anything like it.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SAO PAULO STATE GOVERNOR JOAO DORIA, SAYING: "This was the saddest thing I have responded to in my whole life.

I am very sad something like this one happened in our country and here in Sao Paulo." Police added that another ten people, mostly school children, were shot and injured, and several were in serious condition.

Authorities are investigating why the gunmen attacked the school of around 1,000 students ranging from ages 11 to 16.

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