Photo: Family Killed in Goias, Brazil
Five adults and a little girl were gunned down at a house in Aparecida de Goiania, a town in the central Brazilian state of Goias, in an apparent crime of passion, police said Sunday.
All of the victims were shot in the head and only a 10-month-old baby survived the attack on the house on Saturday night.
The baby was found in the arms of his dead mother, Ludimila Candida Alves, police said.
Alves, her mother, boyfriend, sister, brother-in-law and 4-year-old daughter were all killed.
Investigators are looking at threats that the 21-year-old Alves recently received from a former boyfriend, police Capt. Gerson Ferreira da Silva told the G1 news Web site.
No suspects have been identified and investigators have not ruled out the possibility that the massacre was a settling of scores linked to drug trafficking, Ferreira da Silva said.
Alves’s stepfather, Benjamin Pereira, left the house a few minutes before the attack, police said.