Brazilian authorities say there has been a ‘massacre’ in the country’s northern Pará state without releasing any details, while Brazilian news media say gunmen attacked a bar in Belem City and killed 11 people.
The G1 news website says police reported that seven gunmen opened fire on a bar on Sunday afternoon. G1 says police also report one man was wounded in the attack.
The victims are said to be five women and six men. One of the victims is said to be the owner of the bar, according to local reports.
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Brazilian media sites are reporting that seven gunmen attacked Wanda’s Bar and Reception facility and killed 11 people including the owner of the bar – Maria Ivanilza Pinheiro Monteiro
The owner has been identified as Maria Ivanilza Pinheiro Monteiro or ‘Vanda’ (Wanda) and the bar is known as Vanda’s (Wanda) Bar and Drinks.
The identities of three other victims have been released but most did not have identification on them, O Liberal states.
They are: 21-year-old DJ Leandro Breno Tavares da Silva, 25-year-old employee Paulo Henrique Passos Ferreira and 33-year-old Raquel da Silva Franco.
Anderson Gonçalves dos Santos is said to have been the person who survived the attack.
The massacre occurred in Belem City and in an area known for its drug use
The gunmen are said to have traveled on three motorcycles and a car.
The Homicide Division of the Civil Police is conducting interviews and trying to determine the identities of the gunmen. No one has yet to be arrested.
General delegate Alberto Teixeira stated that the deaths were execution style, with some of the victims suffering head wounds while others were shot multiple times.
A Pará state spokeswoman, Natalia Mello, says she can only ‘confirm’ there was a massacre in the state.
State Governor Helder Barbalho has announced that he will be having a conference on late Sunday.
O Globo reports that police know the bar as being ‘a place for drug use.’