Wave of murders hit Brazil's largest city

Murder spree in Sao Paulo started when a drug gang began shooting off-duty police in acts of revenge.

    Brazil's largest city of Sao Paulo is experiencing a sudden increase in murder cases.  There were over 30 murders in the state over the weekend - most in Sao Paulo itself.

    The murder spree started when the city's largest drug gang, the PCC, began shooting off-duty police as revenge for police killing gang leaders.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo. 


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.