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Gunmen open fire at bar in northern Brazil, killing 11

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Ambulance near the scene (Credit: São Bernardo em foco ma notícias)

Multiple gunmen have opened fire at a bar in northern Brazil, killing eleven people and injuring at least one other person, local officials say. Only few details were immediately available.

The attack happened at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday when a group of armed men arrived in vehicles and entered a small bar in Belém, the capital of Pará state, and opened fire at employees and customers.

Footage from the scene showed blood on the floor, bodies on and alongside chairs and tables, and a woman’s body on a bar top. Eleven people – 6 women and 5 men – were confirmed dead, while one other person was taken to hospital in unknown condition.

The suspects fled the scene and no arrests were immediately made, but local media reported that up to seven gunmen were involved in Sunday’s shooting. The motive for the attack is unknown. The bar was reportedly known for drug activity.

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