Teen shoots at classmates in Brazil, killing 2

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-21 11:39:59|Editor: Liangyu
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- A Brazilian teenage boy shot at his classmates on Friday in Goiania, midwestern Brazil, killing two of them and injuring four others.

The shooter, whose identity has yet to be disclosed, was then disarmed by school workers and later arrested.

He was armed with a pistol which belongs to his mother. His mother and father are both police officers.

Witnesses said that the teen started to shoot at his classmates during a recess. Joao Vitor Gomes and Joao Pedro Calembo, both 14 years old, died instantly. One of the four teenagers injured was in a coma and the others suffered relatively minor injuries and were recovering.

The boy told police he was being bullied and took the action after getting inspiration from previous school massacres.

"He said a fellow was bothering him," said police Chief Luiz Gonzaga Junior, adding: "He planned the crime for two months."

According to police, the student had extra ammunition and there would have been more victims if he had not been disarmed.