Officers, robbers exchange fire, leaving at least 12 dead
At least 12 people, including two children, were killed Friday when police engaged in a shootout with bank robbers in Brazil. The two attempted heists in the state of Ceara began around 2:30 a.m. in the city of Milagres, police said.
News portal G1 reported robbers blocked off a road into the downtown area and took hostages as they began entering two banks on the same street. When police responded, a firefight ensued, leading to several deaths.