Chilling footage has emerged of a Brazilian school shooter calmly setting his sights on victims before his accomplice hacks at their bodies, as they killed eight people.
Guilherme Taucci Monteiro, 17, walks purposefully into the foyer before he pivots round while drawing the revolver from his waistband at the school in the Suzano suburb of Sao Paulo.
He fires at the school’s principal Marilena Umezu, 59 and then staff member Eliana Xavier, 38, before going on to find others to kill.
The other attacker Luiz Henrique de Castro, 25, then enters to hack at the bodies of the fallen with a machete. They killed a total of four girls, two boys and two staff members at the Professor Raul Brasil school on Wednesday morning.
Disturbing footage shows Guilherme Taucci Monteiro, 17, pulling out the .38 calibre pistol on a huddle of victims at the foyer of the Raul Brasil school on Wednesday morning
Monteiro can be seen walking purposefully to the other side of the school’s lobby as he has his back to the group
Monteiro can be seen lifting up his hooded pullover to draw the .38 revolver from his waistband as he turns to look at his targets
He raises the firearm towards the group with calm precision as the unsuspecting children prepared for their morning classes
Luiz Henrique de Castro, 25, enters behind his accomplice and viciously hacks at the bodies of the fallen
De Castro moves to another body which lies in an alcove of the foyer as he pounds at it with a machete
De Castro can be seen thumping the bodies with the machete before moving further down the hallway to follow Monteiro
Monteiro posted up to 30 images of himself online holding the pistol allegedly used in the massacre and wearing a skull mask which was reportedly found at the scene
The Prof. Raul Brasil elementary school is located in the eastern suburbs of sprawling Sao Paulo – Brazil’s second largest city
The assailants entered with hoods deploying ‘medieval’ weapons including knives, an axe and crossbows, as the children had their morning snack break.
Minutes before the attack, Monteiro posted 26 photos on his Facebook page, including several with a gun and one that showed him giving the middle finger as he looked into the camera.
In others he wore a black scarf with a white imprint of a skull and cross bones. No text accompanied the posts.
By Wednesday afternoon, Facebook had taken down Monteiro’s page.
During the attack, Monteiro opened fire with a .38 caliber handgun and de Castro used a crossbow, the police said. Forensics would determine how each of the victims died.
Family of Marilena Ferreira Vieira Umezu, one of the victims killed in a shooting at Raul Brasil School, attends a collective funeral in Suzano on Thursday
The mourning family of Eliana Regina de Oliveira Xavier weep beside her coffin at the church in Suzano
Relatives of the deceased put their hands on the victim at her funeral ceremony on Thursday
Hundreds of mourners gathered to pay their last respects to the victims of the mass school shooting
The family of Ms de Oliveira Xavier surround her coffin, as one dressed in a scouts uniform places his hand on the victim
The attackers were also carrying Molotov cocktails, knives and small axes, authorities said.
At least 17, mostly children, were also shot at the elementary school and taken to hospitals, police said in a written statement. The state of their health was not immediately known.
Distraught parents and pupils held a candlelit vigil on Wednesday evening for the victims of a gun massacre at a Brazilian elementary school.
An image which appears to show one of the attackers with an axe tucked into his waistband lying in a pool of blood after he shot himself dead following the attack
CCTV images show children running for their lives from Professor Raul Brasil State College in the Suzano, Sao Paulo, which has more than 1,600 students from elementary through secondary school grades
The shooting at the Raul Brasil school in Suzano, 60 kilometers from Sao Paulo, was allegedly perpetrated by a teenager and a 25-year-old man who were former students and who later committed suicide
Locals attend a street mass nearby the Raul Brasil public school, following a shooting in which ten people -including the two shooters and five minors- died
Two men light candles during a mass to honor the victims of the massacre, which left 10 dead on Wednesday
Family and friends light candles as they make an ecumenical act in honor of those killed in the Raul Brasil School shooting
Relatives and students react while paying tribute to victims of the shooting in the Raul Brasil school in Suzano, Sao Paulo state. Ten people died including five minors
‘In 34 years as a policeman, it’s the first time I see someone use a crossbow like that,’ police Col. Marcelo Salles said. ‘It is horrendous.’
The assailants were trying to force their way inside a room at the back of the school where many students were hiding when police arrived. Instead of facing officers, Monteiro shot de Castro in the head and then shot himself, authorities said.
CCTV images register the moment a white car, believed to be used by the gunmen, draws up outside the school and one of the assailants gets out.
Moments later, dozens of students are seen running for their lives out of the school gates and cameras behind the school show some pupils jumping over the boundary wall in their desperate bid to escape.
Students gathered outside the school recounted harrowing attacks and seeing several bodies lying in pools of blood.
A youngster is stretchered into the hospital by paramedics in the Suzano suburb of Sao Paulo after he was injured during the shooting at the Professor Raul Brasil school nearby
A powerful hunting composite bow was also recovered from the scene, as bloody footprints are pressed into the concrete
The bomb squad was scrambled to the scene as a bag with a wired up package was left by the assailants (right) as well as what appear to be Molotov cocktails (left)
Distraught students, friends and relatives gathered outside the school gates after attackers opened fire at around 9.30am
A notebook in which it reads in English ‘Can’t Run’, found in the vehicle used by Guilherme Taucci Monteiro and Luiz Henrique de Castro, believed to be perpetrators of the massacre
An image purportedly shows one of the attackers with an axe tucked into his waistband as blood spatters the floor around him
Kelly Milene Guerra Cardoso, 16, said she and other students took refuge in the school’s cafeteria, locked the door and lay on the floor.
‘We stayed there until the door was opened. We thought it was the shooters coming to get us, but it was the police,’ she said. ‘They told us to start running.’
Horacio Pereira Nunes, a retiree whose house is next to the school, said he heard shots around 10am.
‘Then a lot of kids started running out, all screaming,’ he said. ‘It didn’t take long until police arrived.’
‘A monstrosity and cowardness without equal,’ President Jair Bolsonaro wrote in a tweet expressing his sympathies for the families of the victims of Wednesday’s attacks.
Floral tributes to victims of the shooting at Raul Brasil school are seen in Suzano as a candlelit vigil was held on Wednesday night for the victims
An inconsolable woman holds her relative as they pray for the dead outside the Raul Brasil school
A candlelit vigil was held as the relatives of those killed reeled in agony at the shocking depravity
A tearful family mourns the victims as some of the children were unable to escape the attack
Policemen arrive at the school where a shooting occurred in Suzano city in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo. At least ten people were killed and 23 injured on Wednesday
Staff members and pupils swarmed outside the school building in the Suzano suburb of Brazil on Wednesday
Police said that the two men wearing face masks entered the school building and started shooting at about 9.30am local time.
Within the school the police found what appeared to be Molotov cocktails and a wired up suitcase.
The bomb-squad were scrambled to the scene as armed officers descended on the school.
Ten dead, including five minors, and another 10 injured is the provisional balance of the massacre happened in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, considered one of the worst school tragedies in Brazil
A sobbing woman uses her mobile phone as she waits for news outside the school as five children were confirmed dead
Police officers guard the entrance to the Prof. Raul Brasil school in the Suzano suburb of eastern Sao Paulo after two hooded men killed ten and wounded many more
Firetrucks and ambulance crews were on hand as news that ten people had been killed and many more injured spread from the Prof. Raul Brasil elementary school
A man weeps outside the school walls as he speaks on the phone after learning what has happened within
Police arrived eight minutes after the shooting started and did not confront the gunmen, who had already killed themselves.
A homemade video taken during the shooting and aired by Globo TV showed children screaming, running and begging for their lives as loud shots were heard all around.
Security cameras from homes nearby showed children climbing and jumping over a white wall that surrounds the Raul Brasil building, and sprinting down streets, screaming for help.
Police officers wielding sub-machine guns dash past coaches lined up close to the school in the Suzano suburb
Heavily armed police are seen on the cobbled street outside the school after emergency services were scrambled on Wednesday morning
Policemen walk along the streets around the walls to the school in Suzano, as a firetruck was also on hand as reports of explosives circulated
Relatives are seen outside the school, many were tearful as they waited for news of their loved ones
A plainclothes police officer can be seen with an assault rifle draped over him as he makes a phone call
Policemen stand guard outside the elementary school in the suburbs of Sao Paulo
The building was cut off by emergency crews as students and staff poured onto the street outside, many in tears.
According to Globo, a 15-year-old described the violence: ‘There were a lot of dead people on the ground. They shouted, but I did not understand what it was.
‘My friend took a stab in the shoulder and another was shot. I ran away with another friend to my house and came back to get another.’
Ambulances could be seen transiting the many wounded victims on Wednesday morning
People could be seen flocking on the street outside the school this morning as TV helicopters swooped overhead
Police officers wearing body armour and holding automatic weapons stand at the entrance to the school
Staff and pupils could be seen pouring out onto the street around the school in the eastern suburbs of Sao Paulo, many were inconsolable
Investigators can be seen working through the school grounds as they looked to secure the location
A policeman can be seen walking through the grounds of the elementary school after the heinous shooting
Two young shooters allegedly opened fire as the school was opening for morning classes – the front of the Prof. Raul Brasil school is seen in this undated photo
In April 2011, a former pupil killed a dozen school children and injured many more before turning his gun on himself at a school in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world with 64,000 murders in 2017, a rate of almost 31 per 100,000 inhabitants – that’s three times higher than the level the United Nations classifies as endemic violence.
Standing outside the school on Wednesday, Claudio Cabral said he had been trying to reach his nephew, 17-year-old Douglas Mourinho, so far without luck.
‘He is a smart kid. We heard many students jumped the wall,’ Cabral said hopefully. ‘Maybe that’s what happened.’