Crime Headline News South-America

16-year-old boy kills 3, injure 11 in twin school shooting in Brazil

Three persons have been killed and 11 others injured after a 16-year-old shooter wearing Nazi symbols opened fire on two schools in southeastern Brazil.

Authorities in the city of Aracruz said the shooter fired on a group of teachers at his former school before leaving for his new school to shoot another set of people.

Authorities say the shooter has been arrested while Governor Renato Casagrande has declared three days of mourning in the state.

The shooter, a 16-year-old minor was a student at school until June, before his family transferred him to another school.

According to Casagrande, the minor was undergoing psychiatric treatment.

Officials said the shooter, a policeman’s son, used two handguns in the attack, both registered to his father.

Civil police commissioner, Joao Francisco Filho said it appeared the suspect had been planning the attack for two years and that he did not seem to have a definite target.

Writing by Marian Benjamin; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu