Friday, April 8, 2011

Brazil Gunman Attacks Rio de Janeiro School, Kills 12 Children

The gunman who allegedly opened fire in a Rio de Janeiro school this morning, killing 12 children before shooting himself, left behind a suicide note asking for forgiveness and revealing that he had HIV, officials said.

Ten girls and two boy were killed in the shooting, and another 12 children were injured, 10 of whom were girls. All the victims were 10 to 15 years old, and they were shot either in the head, chest or abdomen, the Brazilian government said, indicating that the shooter wanted to kill.

"We give our support and solidarity to the families of the young boys and girls [victims] of this psychopath, this animal," Sergio Cabral, the governor of Rio, told reporters.

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