Authorities have not released the identities of the victims or the motive for the crime, which occurred in the tourist municipality of Mata de São João. It will be a fight between gangs over drug dealing.
A A new episode of extreme violence has rocked Brazil: On Monday, in two houses in a municipality in the state of Bahia (northeast), the bodies of six adults and three minors were found, seven of them burned, according to local press.
Authorities have not released the identities The victims or the motive for the crime, this The tour took place in the municipality of Mata de São João. According to various media, it is suspected that the massacre may have been due to a dispute between the gangs over the sale of drugs.
As the case continued on Tuesday morning, civil police investigating the case found several suspects in a nearby wooded area, who clashed with the agents. In filming, Two of the accused died Another person was arrested. The fourth is still under search and capture.
G1 news site reported that several pistols, ammunition and a quantity of drugs were seized in the operation.
The gunmen entered the houses
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The two buildings where the massacre took place overlapped in what Juscelino Kubitschek called the Colonial Nucleus. According to the evidence interrogated by the police,Several criminals entered the first of the two houses and shot two women dead.
They then went to another house and shot dead two women and two men. Then they set fire It resulted in the death of three minors.
A 12-year-old boy survived. He was also shifted to the hospital with 50% burns on his body. He was interrogated by the police, but his version was not published.
According to the Brazilian Public Security Forum, in 2022, Bahia was the state with the most violent deaths in all of Brazil for the fourth year in a row, and this continued in the first quarter of 2023 with 1,289 deaths.
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