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Posted on April 7, 2011
BY JEFF FICK
RIO DE JANEIRO– A heavily armed former student went on a shooting rampage at an elementary school in this beach front city, killing 10 students and wounding 17 before turning the gun on himself, an unprecedented incident that left the country in shock.
The violence claimed the lives of nine girls and one boy at the Tasso da Silveira public school in the Realengo neighborhood on the city’s west side. The wounded were ferried to local hospitals via helicopter from a makeshift airfield erected at a nearby soccer field. Officials said that, given the gravity of some of the injuries, …