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Brazil officials report ‘massacre’; media say 11 dead at bar

Posted at 7:24 PM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 19:24:58-04

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian authorities say there has been a “massacre” in the country’s northern Pará state without releasing any details, while Brazilian news media say gunmen attacked a bar in Belem City and killed 11 people.

The G1 news website says police reported that seven gunmen opened fire on a bar. G1 says police also report one wounded in the attack.

A Pará state spokeswoman, Natalia Mello, says she can only “confirm” there was a massacre in the state.