A gunman opened fire on congregants during a mass at Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas (São Paulo state) on Tuesday, December 11, killing at least four worshipers before committing suicide. According to local officials, four others were transported to nearby hospitals and are in stable condition. A security perimeter remains in place around the cathedral; a heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the area.
Individuals in Campinas are advised to avoid the area of the incident and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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