On Wednesday, April 5, a 25-year-old man attacked a pre-school in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, resulting in at least four kid fatalities and four other injuries, according to local police and a hospital.
Authorities claimed that the attacker had been detained but did not provide any other information.
Locally known as Luiz Henrique de Lima, the 25-year-old attacker rode into the preschool in Blumenau, southern Brazil, on a motorcycle before going on a horrific rampage and attacking the kids who were playing in the park behind the school.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva also condemned the attack as a ‘monstrosity.’
‘There is no greater pain than a family that loses children or grandchildren, even more so when it is in an act of violence against innocent and defenseless children,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘My thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families… For any human being who has the Christian feeling, a tragedy like this is unacceptable, a behavior, an absurd act of hate and cowardice like this.’
The State Board of Criminal Investigations has confirmed it will lead the investigation for the savage attack.