The aggressor is said to be a young man of 18 years, according to information from the local Police.
A man armed with a machete broke into the nursery school Pró-Infância Aquarela, located in the Industrial district, in Saudades, in the west of Santa Catarina, this Tuesday morning (4), and killed several people.
The information was confirmed by the Military Fire Brigade and the Municipal Health Secretariat.
“It is a tragedy,” said the commander of the 2nd BPM in Chapecó, Major Ademir Barcarollo.
According to firefighters, three children and a teacher died on the spot.
A fourth child was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Children are under two years old.
A woman was taken to the HRO (Hospital Regional do Oeste), in Chapecó, in a serious condition.
The suspect was seriously injured and was taken to the municipality of Pinhalzinho, 11 km away from Saudades. He’s escorted by the police.