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At least 8 people killed in a school shooting in Brasil

At least 8 people – five students and two school officials – were killed Wednesday in a shooting at a school near Sao Paulo, Brazil, by two gunmen, according to the country’s military police.

More than 10 people were injured. Six of the victims died at the scene and two others at a hospital.

The shooting happened at about 09:30 local time (12:30 GMT) when the students were on a break at the state school in Suzano, near São Paulo.

The two gunmen aged 17 and 25 were identified as former pupils of the school. They both killed themselves after the attack in a corridor.

Police say they found a revolver, a bow and arrow, and items that appeared to be explosives.

The gunmen entered the school and shot dead co-ordinator Marilena Ferreira Umezo, 59, before killing another employee, said Marcelo Salles, commander of police forces in São Paulo.

They then killed and fatally wounded five students and injured several others before killing themselves in a hallway.

The motive of the attack is still unknown. Police are investigating into the attack.

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