OH NO

Gunman Kills Four in Brazil Cathedral Shooting: Report

A man reportedly opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil Tuesday, killing four and injuring four others. The Associated Press reports that the gunman also turned the gun on himself in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, a city about 60 miles north of Sao Paulo. A spokesman for the Campinas archdiocese, Wilson Cassante, told the AP the shooting happened right after mass ended and that the officiating priest had left the cathedral. Cassante also reportedly said he did not recognize the shooter and didn’t know what his motive could have been. Sao Paulo state firefighters reportedly said the four injured were taken to local hospitals, but did not say anything about their conditions. Local outlet Globo News reported the man entered from the front of the church and began shooting from two handguns. “It’s so sad,” said Cassante. “It’s hard to imagine the pain this has caused.”