Pregnant woman and her colleague in Brazil shot dead by armed robbers

Disturbing moment armed robbers burst into shop before opening fire and killing a pregnant shop worker and her colleague

  • Thugs ran into a shop and gunned down a pregnant woman and her colleague
  • Ms Carvalho and Ms Simplicio later died from their serious injuries in hospital 
  • Motives behind the crime in Brazil are still unknown but are being investigated

This is the disturbing moment a pregnant woman and her colleague were shot dead by a group armed robbers.

Footage shows the thugs running into a shop in Manaus, Brazil and chasing Vanessa Araujo de Carvalho, who was seven-months pregnant, before gunning her down in the store’s bathroom. 

Shop worker Jania Simplicio tried to hide but lifted her ahead above the counter as a second gangster stormed in and pointed his pistol at her. 

CCTV film shows Ms Simplicio pleading with the gangster before he opened fire and shot her twice. 

One of the gunmen, dressed in jeans, a black t-shirt and a blue cap ran out of the black vehicle and into the shop. Later footage shows the same gangster pointing his pistol at Vanessa Araujo de Carvalho, who was seven-months pregnant, before gunning her down in the bathroom

One of the gunmen, dressed in jeans, a black t-shirt and a blue cap ran out of the black vehicle and into the shop. Later footage shows the same gangster pointing his pistol at Vanessa Araujo de Carvalho, who was seven-months pregnant, before gunning her down in the bathroom

Another robber dressed in a black t-shirt and cap ran out of the car before bolting into the store. After entering he aimed his weapon at a worker who tried to hide behind the counter

Another robber dressed in a black t-shirt and cap ran out of the car before bolting into the store. After entering he aimed his weapon at a worker who tried to hide behind the counter

The robber in the blue cap was pictured running into the shop passed a red motorbike and chasing Vanessa Araujo de Carvalho

The robber in the blue cap was pictured running into the shop passed a red motorbike and chasing Vanessa Araujo de Carvalho 

The second gun man (pictured right) with two hands on his weapon and a sheet of paper under his lift arm before aiming at a shop worker. The elderly woman (centre) stood still as the atrocity unfolded

The second gun man (pictured right) with two hands on his weapon and a sheet of paper under his lift arm before aiming at a shop worker. The elderly woman (centre) stood still as the atrocity unfolded

Two other customers – a man and an elderly woman – watched as the atrocity occurred on 10 September.

Paramedics rushed Ms Carvalho and Ms Simplicio to hospital but they later died from their serious injuries.

Ms Carvalho’s seven-month unborn child was removed by an emergency caesarean section but died two days later due to complications. 

Before the massacre Hudson Reis de Oliveira, 40, 

remains in critical condition after being shot four times by the robbers outside the shop. 

The three gunmen bolted out of a Fiat Siena with their faces partly visible on sections of the video footage.

The motives behind the crime in Brazil are unclear but Specialised Homicide and Kidnapping Police Unit are continuing to investigate the shootings.

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