At least 13 dead in massacre at Rio de Janeiro school
At least 13 people, mostly children and teenagers, died Thursday when an armed man attacked a school in Realengo, a poor suburb of Rio de Janeiro,DPA reported
According to a preliminary police report, the attacker - a 24- year-old former student at the school - is among the dead, after shooting himself in the head. dpa re vs mis Author
Police Colonel Djalma Beltrami said the killer used two handguns and a lot of ammunition. He left behind a letter, in which he anticipated committing suicide after the attack. Beltrami, however, gave no details of any possible motive.
"Those were the words of a person who no longer believes in anything," he said of the letter.
Beltrami said the attacker was friendly as he went into the school. He chatted with administrators and teachers and asked for permission to address the children. When he reached the third floor of the building, he started to shoot at students.