Eleven killed in shooting in bar in Brazil: officials

Residents mourn surrounded by police officers outside a bar as corpses are removed after a shooting, in Belem, Para state, Brazil on May 19, 2019. – At least 11 people were shot dead Sunday at a bar in northern Brazil when unknown men opened fire, Para state Public Security Secretariat informed. (Photo by Claudio PINHEIRO / Agencia Panamazonica / AFP)


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil on Sunday, officials said.

The shooting took place in the city of Belem, the public safety department of northern Para state said.

There was no immediate word on the motive of the shooting.

The attackers fled but the news website G1 quoted police as saying one was wounded and is in police custody.

The fatalities are six women and five men, G1 said.

Seven men carried out the shooting after arriving on a motorcyle and in three cars, said G1. They fled after the attack.

The bar where the shooting took place is in a neighborhood which got police reinforcements in March to fight crime.


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