11 People Killed in a Gun Attack At a Belem City Bar in Brazil

Updated On 20 May, 2019 Published On

At least 11 people died after a group of masked gunmen opened fire at a bar in Belem city, northern Brazil, authorities have confirmed.

According to local media reports, the shooters arrived in cars and a motorbike on Sunday, May 19, and opened fire in the bar killing five men and six women.

 A Para state spokeswoman, Natalia Mello, confirmed that "a massacre" had occurred but did not give further details.

State communications officials reportedly stopped answering phone calls. Para military and civil police also didn't answer phone calls. They neither respond to emails.

No information about a possible motive for the crime is available. The attackers fled the scene after the shooting and thus no arrests have been as of Sunday evening.

The identifications of the victims have also not been disclosed.

The footages taken after the tragic incident showed slain people lying on the ground and one woman dead on top of the counter of the bar.

The shooting took place in the Guama neighborhood. There have been 756 violent deaths in the state in the first quarter.

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