Police have killed a gunman who slaughtered seven in a fit of rage after losing two games of pool in Brazil.
Ezequias Souza Ribeiro, 27, went on the run Tuesday after executing a group of people who laughed at him when he lost around 4,000 reais (£640) playing at a bar in Sinop.
He died in confrontation with police yesterday after he was found in a wooded area about nine miles (15km) from the city of Cuiabá.
Military Police say he was shot and taken to a regional hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.
His accomplice, 30-year-old Edgar Ricardo de Oliveira, also ran from police but surrendered himself on Thursday morning and confessed to the crimes.
Edgar Ricardo de Oliveira (L) died in conflict with police Wednesday while Edgar Ricardo de Oliveira (R) surrendered himself after going on the run
The lawyer for surviving assailant Edgar Ricardo de Oliveira said he will report to police today.
Police moved quickly to recover the shotgun used in the massacre and the truck used to flee on Wednesday.
In the CCTV footage, Ezequias is seen approaching his targets with a pistol before Edgar walks in with the 12mm shotgun and starts shooting up the bar.
The pair are then seen to kill their captives at near-point-blank range.
Delegate of the Civil Police, Braulio Junqueira, said previously investigators were collating witness testimonies and searching for the cold-blooded killers.
He explained that Oliveira had played a pool game against one of the victims on Tuesday morning and lost around 4,000 reais (£640).
In the afternoon, he returned with Ezequiel and challenged the man for a second time but lost again, prompting bystanders to laugh.
The humiliation and refusal to pay up caused the pair to snap and massacre almost everybody present.
Police on Wednesday were able to recover the shotgun and the truck used in the massacre
Picture shows bullet holes through the vehicle belonging to killer Ezequias Souza Ribeiro
A still from CCTV footage shows the moment one gunman raises a shotgun and begins executing innocent bystanders
The pair executed five people inside the pool hall and took to the street to shoot two more
This undated handout image shows Larissa Frasao de Almeida, a 12-year-old girl executed by the ruthless killers
Image shows the body of Ezequias Souza Ribeiro, who died in confrontation with police
Six of their victims died at the scene, having been executed from mere feet away.
They were named by Brazilian police as Larissa Frasao de Almeida, 12, Orisberto Pereira Sousa, 38, Adriano Balbinote, 46, Getulio Rodrigues Frasao Junior, 36, Josue Ramos Tenorio, 48, and Maciel Bruno de Andrade Costa, 35 – the pool hall owner.
A seventh victim – Elizeu Santos da Silva, 47 – somehow survived the initial shooting and was rushed to hospital but later died from the injuries.
The harrowing security footage shows how the first victim – pool hall owner Costa – tumbles to the ground having been blasted by the shotgun from no more than six feet away.
Four more customers are gunned down before the killers turn on the two remaining victims who had fled into the street.
They left one terrified woman alive, who can be seen rooted to the spot out of fear, holding her hands up in horror even after the gunmen have left.
Before making their exit, the killers are seen to go table to table collecting rolls of banknotes and small change.
They also stopped to steal one of the victim’s bags while the horrified woman watched on silently.
Police Lieutenant Romening dos Santos Silva said that the gunmen took indiscriminate revenge on almost everybody present at the pool hall, regardless of whether they were implicated in the bet.
The officer said: ‘The way it happened, it is clear that some victims may not even have been involved with the game that was taking place at the establishment.’
Detectives in Mato Grosso are now hunting the killers but their current whereabouts are unknown.
According to police records, Oliveira had been arrested in the past for domestic violence.
Souza meanwhile has a lengthy criminal record that includes arrests for illegal possession of a firearm, gang robbery, assault and threat.
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