Alarming moment: Armed robbers broke into a shop and set fire to a pregnant worker and her coworker.
- Thugs broke into a shop, and shot a pregnant woman with her coworker.
- Ms. Simplicio and Ms. Carvalho both later died of serious injuries sustained in hospital.
- Although the motives for this crime are not known, they are being investigated
This is the moment that a group of armed criminals killed a pregnant lady and her coworker.
Footage shows the thugs running into a shop in Manaus, Brazil and chasing Vanessa Araujo de Carvalho, who was seven-months pregnant, before gunning her down in the store’s bathroom.
Jania Simplicio was a shop worker and tried to hide, but Jania lifted Jania ahead of the counter when a second gangster stormed into the store and pointed his gun at her.
CCTV footage shows Ms Simplicio pleading with the gangster, before he opened fire on her and shot her twice.
A gunman dressed in jeans, black t-shirts and blue caps ran out of the vehicle and into the shop. Later footage shows the same gunman pointing his pistol towards Vanessa Araujo de Carvalho who was seven months pregnant. He then shot her in the bathroom.
Another robber in black t-shirt, cap and pants ran out of the car and bolted into the store. He pointed his gun at the worker trying to hide behind the counter after he entered.
The robber in the blue cap was pictured running into the shop passed a red motorbike and chasing Vanessa Araujo de Carvalho
The second gunman (pictured right) had two hands on his weapon, and a sheet under his lift arm. He then aimed at a worker. As the horror unfolded, the elderly woman (centre), stood still.
Two elderly women and a man were also present when the atrocity took place on September 10.
Paramedics rushed Ms Carvalho and Ms Simplicio to hospital but they later died from their serious injuries.
Ms. Carvalho had her seven-month-old unborn child removed by emergency caesarean but she died two days later after complications.
Before the massacre Hudson Reis de Oliveira, 40,
remains in critical condition after being shot four times by the robbers outside the shop.
The gunmen ran out of a Fiat Siena, their faces partially visible in sections of the video footage.
Though the motives of the crime in Brazil are not clear, Specialised Homicide and Kidnapping Police Unit (SHOPU) are still investigating the shootings.