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Five killed at Christmas in a massacre in northeast Brazil

Five men have been shot dead and six other wounded this Saturday in the city of Fortaleza (northeast of Brazil), after being attacked by a group of hooded men who have broken into the place where they were gathered celebrating Christmas , reported official sources.

The massacre took place at dawn on a soccer field in the Sapiranga neighborhood where, according to testimonies told to the Police, the suspects had dispersed hours before to several people and families who were fraternizing in the streets of that community.

According to the authorities, the suspects have fled in a vehicle and two motorcycles after Perpetrating the crime and the wounded have been assisted by residents of the place who transferred them to a nearby hospital.

Three detainees

Until now , three people As have been detained by the Police and weapons that may have been used in the massacre have been seized.

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Police has indicated that the motives for the massacre are under investigation, but according to testimonies collected by the authorities, the crime could be caused by a dispute between criminal groups from the region , as some of the victims had convictions on their record.

With this Saturday, there are already seven kills them nzas that occurred in the state capital of Ceará this year -more than double the three that were registered in 2020-, crimes that have left a balance of 32 fatalities in 2021.

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