Eight dead after Brazil school shooting

Mourners light candles at a memorial for those killed in the shooting.
Mourners light candles at a memorial for those killed in the shooting. Photo credit: Getty

At least eight people have been killed in a shooting at a Brazil state school.

Two young people were seen entering the building near São Paulo and firing weapons early on Wednesday (local time), according to the Globo TV network.

Globo reports that five children, one adult and two adolescent shooters were among the dead. Police and firefighters did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The adult was the owner of a nearby shop whose car was stolen by the gunmen, the BBC reports.

The New York Times reports the attackers were Luiz Henrique de Castro, 25, and Guilherme Taucci Monteiro, 17.

Monteiro attended São Paulo as a student in 2018.

"This is an incredibly sad episode for the families, for Suzano and São Paulo and all of Brazil," State Secretary of Public Security General João Camilo Pires de Campo said at a news conference.

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