Death toll rises to 12 in Brazil school shooting

2011-04-08 07:48

Rio de Janeiro – The death toll from a school shooting in Brazil was raised late yesterday as authorities said a 13-year-old boy had succumbed to his injuries, bringing the total dead to 12 children, officials told local media.

The shooter, Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, also wounded 11 others – many in the head – and only stopped firing in the rampage at his old elementary school when he was shot in the leg by a police officer and turned one of his revolvers on himself, officials said.

The boy, only identified with the initials IMS, was admitted to a local hospital but died in the evening yesterday, health authorities told the O Globo newspaper.

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