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Fourteen killed in Brazil nightclub shootout

Andre Costa said that other victims are hospitalized in serious condition, but did not say how many people were injured. (Representative image) Photograph:( Reuters )

AFP Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Jan 27, 2018, 04.32 PM (IST)

At least 14 people were killed overnight in a shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil, officials said Saturday.

"We can confirm 14 deaths," Andre Costa, security secretary for the state of Ceara -- of which Fortaleza is the capital -- told a press conference.

Costa said that other victims are hospitalized in serious condition, but did not say how many people were injured.