Brazil: Overnight shooting spree kills 18 in Sao Paulo

BBC News – 8/15/2015

Witnesses in several locations said masked gunmen pulled up in a car before opening fire.

In many cases they checked the victims’ names before shooting, or asked if they had criminal records.The authorities in Sao Paulo are investigating the possibility that they were targeted killings.

The killings have all the hallmarks of revenge attacks – perhaps carried out by off-duty policemen or vigilantes – against drugs traffickers or known criminals, says the BBC’s Wyre Davies.

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