At least five people died and a dozen were injured in an armed attack on Sunday evening in the Brazilian city of Ipojuca in the Recife metropolitan area in the east of the South American giant.
Civilian Police Delegate Joaquim Braga said two cars arrived at a place in Ipojuca where people were eating and opening fire at random. Three people died there and twelve were injured.
The attackers continued on their way until they reached a building where they entered, went to the first floor and “killed two more people,” Braga was quoted by the G1 news portal as saying.
At the moment, the motives for this attack are unknown, but the main line of investigation points to a dispute over drug trafficking in the area. “The staff (the plainclothes police) talk a lot about this criminal group, Trem-Bala. I think they are trying to challenge us,” added the policeman.
In addition, it has been found that based on the number of bullets fired, it is assumed that there would be at least four attackers. “It was really outrageous. We will try to find them so that people can have peace,” he said.