11 children killed and 18 injured in Rio school shooting

Nine girls and one boy between 12 and 14 years old were killed when a 23-year old entered a classrom in Tasso da Silveira primary school,Rio de Janeiro, and opened fire with two .38 handguns, according to media. The man, a former student at the school, shot and killed himself when police entered the building. Ploice reported that he was able to reload several times. Viva Rio, an IANSA member based in Rio de Janeiro, is working with the government on a permanent campaign to promote disarmament in Brazil.