Campinas, Brazil, Dec 11, 2018 / 11:46 am America/Denver (CNA).
A gunman killed at least four people people Tuesday, inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception in Campinas, Brazil. After opening fire inside the cathedral, the gunman took his own life.
The man entered the cathedral at the conclusion of a midday Mass on Dec. 11 and began firing, according to the Military Police of Campinas. In addition to those killed, at least four people were injured during the attack.
According to local fire department officials, the man was carrying two handguns, at least one of which was a .38 caliber revolver.
He reportedly committed suicide directly in front of the cathedral’s altar.
Father Amauri Thomazzi, who celebrated Tuesday’s 12:15 Mass in the cathedral, published a video on his Facebook page, in which he requested prayer.