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Brazil taking pictures: Campinas cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’

Brazil taking pictures: Campinas cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’
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A woman walks in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral after a shooting, in Campinas, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, 11 December 2018 Symbol copyright EPA Image caption The shooting happened in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas

Police investigating a perilous capturing in a cathedral within the Brazilian town of Campinas have identified the gunman.

Euler Fernando Grandolpho opened hearth within the Metropolitan Cathedral after midday Mass on Tuesday.

Four folks were killed and 4 extra injured earlier than the 49-year-old grew to become the gun on himself after being shot by police.

Officers stated the systems analyst had no felony report and “no cause with the exception of his personal insanity”.

While gun crime is common in Brazil, shootings of this nature and especially in a spot of worship don’t seem to be.

Symbol copyright EPA Image caption The shooter sat in one of the pews earlier than establishing fire

Midday Mass was once underneath way whilst the person, who was once later discovered to be armed with guns, walked in and sat down in a pew.

Eyewitnesses stated that when the Mass finished, he rotated and shot the worshippers who had sat down behind him, one of whom died.

Pedro Rodrigues used to be inside the cathedral while it took place: “I saw a person rise up and position himself in front of a pair and he fired at aspect blank vary at that couple. Then, my response was once to run out and numerous other folks left running with me. the person persevered capturing, there were so much of shots.”

Police rushed in from the square outdoor but the gunman controlled to fire approximately 20 shots ahead of he was once himself hit by means of a bullet within the facet. He then shot himself within the head in front of the altar.

The Campinas police chief mentioned they’d found no links among the gunman and his sufferers.

Army police had at first stated that 5 people had been killed however later corrected the figure to four.

They had been named as 39-year-vintage Sidnei Vitor Monteiro, 68-12 months-old José Eudes Gonzaga Ferreira, Cristofer Gonçalves dos Santos, 38, and Elpídio Alves Coutinho, 67.

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