Shooter kills 11 people and then himself in New Year's Eve rampage in Brazil
Sunday 01/January/2017 - 11:23 PM
A gunman stormed a house party and killed 11 people، including his former wife and 8-year-old son، before shooting himself in the head during a New Year's party in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas late yesterday.
Police in the state of São Paulo said the shooter، identified as 46-year-old Sidnei Ramis de Araújo، is believed to have been angry over a split with his wife، Isamara Filier، 41، and their son João Victor.
Three other people remain hospitalised، police said، while four people survived the attack unharmed، including one party attendee who managed to flee to a bathroom and phone the police when the shooting began.
Survivors، according to a police spokesman، said that just before midnight، the shooter jumped over a fence surrounding the house، burst through a door and began firing even as he berated Filier for taking their son.
Araújo possibly sought to take advantage of the commotion of New Year's Eve to disguise the shooting، police said.
One neighbour told local television that he and his family heard shots، but had thought they might be fireworks until one of the wounded ran to their property، bleeding and pleading for help.