Authorities identify 3 killed in Marietta apartment shooting
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Cobb police investigate a murder-suicide case at the Ivy Ridge Apartments on Bentley Road in Marietta on Sunday. Police said Monday that Pericles Demoura, 45, of Marietta shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Thelma Vinhal, 35, and her boyfriend, Euclides Guinato-Bernardes, 30, before Demoura turned the gun on himself.<br>Staff/Jeff Stanton
Cobb police investigate a murder-suicide case at the Ivy Ridge Apartments on Bentley Road in Marietta on Sunday. Police said Monday that Pericles Demoura, 45, of Marietta shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Thelma Vinhal, 35, and her boyfriend, Euclides Guinato-Bernardes, 30, before Demoura turned the gun on himself.
Staff/Jeff Stanton
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MARIETTA — Police have identified the three people who were shot and killed in a murder/suicide at the Ivy Ridge Apartments off of Delk Road, just outside Marietta Sunday afternoon.

Pericles Demoura, 45, of Marietta entered apartment 20J Sunday afternoon and shot and killed his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend, Euclides Guinato-Bernardes, 30, of Marietta. Moments later, police said Demoura shot his ex-girlfriend, Thelma Vinhal, 35, of Marietta.

Demoura then shot and killed himself.

Details on those killed were not available Monday evening, but a number of Vinhal’s friends and family had posted images of black ribbons on their Facebook pages.

Maria Eduarda Andrade, a young girl who listed that she attended East Cobb Middle School, posted on her Facebook page Monday, “This year I will have the worst Christmas ever!! R.I.P. to her aunt.”

Messages left for friends and family of Vinhal went unanswered Monday.

The shooting marked the end of a bloody week in Cobb County in which four people were gunned down in three separate incidents.

Neighbors called police at 2:32 p.m. after hearing gunshots from apartment 20J, and police arrived at the building to find three bodies, Pierce said.

Clusters of people were gathered in the rain outside at the apartment complex Sunday, which lies about half a mile south of Delk Road, as police searched the apartments just after 3 p.m.

A group of people who identified themselves as friends of the deceased stood in the parking lot under umbrellas crying. They declined to speak with reporters, but said they were “very upset” their friends had died.

Priscila Sena, 24, has lived in the apartment complex for about six months, and said nothing like this has happened before. When she saw the police cars, she said she thought they were there for an immigration issue, because the complex houses many immigrants, and was shocked to hear of the deaths.

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