Brazil: 19 killed in deadly shootings in suburbs of São Paulo
August 15 , 2015
At least 19 people were killed in a few hours of deadly gunfire in São Paulo, Brazil, reports say.
The shootings in a span of three hours occurred in Osasco, Itapevi and Barueri suburbs on São Paulo’s western outskirts. Police have not yet confirmed if the shootings are linked.
At least seven people were wounded and have been hospitalized, police said.
Some reports indicate that these were revenge killings following the death of two police officers.
Amnesty International has described the killings as a “massacre”.