The Brazil wedding assassin: killer follows bride and groom as they walk down the aisle during Brazilian wedding… before pulling out a handgun and shooting at guests. Would-be assassin whose nickname is Betinho fled crime scene after shooting He opened fire at guests inside a church in Limoeiro de Anadia in Alagoas, Brazil Two targeted men were a father and son understood to be serving as witnesses After the fracas, it was reported the wedding ceremony continued unperturbed
A would-be killer nonchalantly walked down the aisle behind the bride and groom at a Brazilian wedding before pulling a gun from his waistband and firing shots.
Umberto Ferreira dos Santos, known by his nickname Betinho, opened fire at guests at the ceremony inside a church in Limoeiro de Anadia.
He is thought to have been plotting to take out a father and son at the wedding, who were due to serve as witnesses, in a revenge attack over the death of his own boy.
The bride and groom to be walk down the aisle and the alleged assassin follows behind them
The overweight man, dressed shabbily in a striped polo shirt and jeans looks as though he is getting ready to take his place on a pew in the second row
Video footage from the ceremony captures the soon-to-be happy couple walking towards the front of the church in Alagoas, Brazil.
The overweight man, dressed shabbily in a striped polo shirt and jeans strolls behind them and looks as though he is getting ready to take his place on a pew in the second row.
He then clumsily takes out his gun and starts unloading, causing a frenzy inside the church.
Amid the fracas, the camera pans up to the ceiling, but the chaos can be heard through the microphone.
When the lens refocuses, guests can be seen rushing towards the front of the church where the man identified as dos Santos had been aiming.
The suspected attempted assassin fled the scene and a police search turned up no leads
According to witnesses, Dos Santos parked his car in front of the church and after walking to the front of the church.
He then accused Edmilson of being responsible for the death of his son before shooting each of the three victims once.
But one witness, who asked not to be named, told the 7 Segundos news programme: 'We have no idea what is the motive of this attempted murder, nor why it was done precisely during the wedding, as the victims walked around the town freely and any time of the day or night.'
Police said they have conducted searches of the region but so far have not found Dos Santos.