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Several dead in Brazil school shooting

AFP  |  Sao Paulo 

A shooting at a school near Paulo on Wednesday left several people dead, police sources said, with initial reports putting the death toll as high as eight.

Paulo's state military police department told AFP that "several people were shot" when "an individual" entered the institution in Suzano and opened fire.

Brazilian television channel Globo and website UO1 said eight people had died, including five children, a and two teenagers believed to be the shooters.

UO1 said 17 people were also injured in the shooting.

Television pictures showed worried family members congregating outside the Raul Brasil school in the greater Paulo area, alongside firefighters and

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:52 IST