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1952 Olinda massacre

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1952 Olinda massacre
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Attack type
Mass murder, Mass shooting
Non-fatal injuries

The 1952 Olinda massacre was a mass shooting that occurred in January 1952 in Olinda, a municipality in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. A shooter killed his wife and 21 others, before being arrested.

The shooter, armed with a gun, murdered his wife and then went off firing at a group of people who were celebrating a ceremony, leaving 7 men and 14 women dead as a result. An unspecified number of people were shot. The shooter was arrested.[1][2][3][4][5]


  1. Work of amok[dead link], The Straits Times (January 20, 1952)
  2. Tragedy Reported[dead link], The Bend Bulletin (January 21, 1952)
  3. Amokmaaker doodt twintig personen, Soerabaijasch Handelsblad (January 26, 1952)
  4. Amok, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (January 26, 1952)
  5. Telegrammas dos Estados, Diario de Pernambuco (January 30, 1952)

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