11 students die in Brazil school shooting; police kill suspect
A large crowd of concerned adults gathers outside the Rio de Janeiro school where 10 students were killed Thursday.
April 7th, 2011
03:43 PM ET

11 students die in Brazil school shooting; police kill suspect

[Update 3:43 p.m.] The number of students killed in a shooting rampage inside a school Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has risen to 11, Rio de Janeiro's health secretary said.

Thirteen students remain injured, including four in critical condition, he said.

[Update 11:33 a.m.] A shooting rampage inside a school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, killed 10 students before the suspect was fatally shot by police, the country's health minister said.

The student victims were nine girls and one boy, the health ministry told CNN. Eighteen others, 12 boys and six girls, were wounded. the government said.

Earlier reports erroneously stated that 13 had died at the Tasso da Silveira Municipal School.

[Update 10:47 a.m.] The suspect in the fatal shootings of at least 13 students and personnel of a school in Rio de Janeiro died after being shot by authorities, the state-run Agencia Brasil reported Thursday. He was identified as Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 24, a former student at the school.

[Posted 10:08 a.m.] At least 13 people, both children and adults, were killed Thursday in a school shooting in Rio de Janeiro, CNN affiliate Record TV reported, citing civil police.

The incident happened at the Tasso da Oliveira Municipal School.

According to Record TV, a 24- or 25-year-old man entered the school in the morning armed with two handguns and opened fire on children and school personnel.

As the man fled, he ran into military police who were responding to the scene. There was a confrontation, and the man was shot, the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency reported. The man and the injured victims were taken to a hospital, the agency reported.

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  1. enrique porter

    Its a shame that everybody is trying to blame god,the goverment,the religions and other countrys. But. All forget that there is another big problem and are the drugs and everything related to them.

    April 7, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Carolina

    It's not about god, but a man with evil in his heart, people with serios problems do this. Don't have anything witht god to do! It's fatality!!!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gaddafi

    And the world think I am the bad one...

    April 7, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. GOD

    Hey stop talking about me! I am busy here!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Daniel

    the worst is tha fact that are many things we just can't figure out... I'm living near this school, and my son will not go to class today... 'cause I don't believe its isolated fact: First of all, the shooter has 2 revolvers, and jets to reload then, doing a hundred shot, and some head shots! its not a crazy guy that get some gun and go out to shot somebody... it's calculated! Second, the sister of the shooter says he was stranger, has moved 8 months ago for some strange an empty place, near beach, and spend his days reading bout Islan at web.Thirdan, an officer of Military Police, get the letter the shooter left, and say it clearly, that have very serious fundamentalist traces, beside the confusion at all! Who gonna assume? Right before 2011 (Military Mundial Games at Rio), 2014 (World Cup at Brasil), and 2016 (Olympic Games at Rio)... tell me its casually!!! Don't believe it!

    April 7, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Navybat

    You are insane. Your parents must be so proud. Shame on you.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pablo Medeiros

    To every stupids that saying "Oh can't wait for Olympics there" Please, this never happened here until today , but outside Brasil i can't say the same. This happens and we can't imagine where and when.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. Vitor Hugo Freitas

    It's an odd situation in Brazil, it had never occurred ...
    The Official confirmation is now 11 dead, nine girls and one boy plus the gunman who was killed, 17 wounded.
    This can not continue ... Is It Time for those Wacky thou be excluded from society.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey

    Religions have an answer for every argument that can be raised against them and against the existence of God. I know most of them and can create my own.
    If belief in God helps one accept events like this, the belief is good for the believer at the time of the event.
    When belief in God causes murders, the belief is bad for the victims.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mayne

    I police cap killed the guy and his body is still inside at school.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. Paulo Cabral

    The gunman had ties to Islam.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. vendascertezafacebook

    Wellington de Oliveira shot at school with two guns.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. Paulo

    Infelizmente essas coisas agora estão acontecendo no Brasil tbém. Q Deus possa confortar o coração dos familiares q perderam suas crianças.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. Yure

    I'm a teacher in Brazil, we work under a lot of pressure, we are desrespected by the students all the time...
    I'm so sorry for them.
    All the week I spoke to my students about bullying and I used as example what happened in Columbine.
    And now the same happens in Rio.

    April 7, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jesus

    stupid asses

    April 7, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
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