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Authorities suspend Carnival in Brazilian city of Paraty after shooting kills 1, injures 9

  • People covered in mud walk amid orange smoke during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Legend has it the "bloco" was born in 1986 after local teens hiking in a nearby mangrove forest smeared themselves with mud to discourage mosquitoes and then wandered through Paraty. The party grew year after year, but revelers eventually were banned from parading in the colonial downtown after shopkeepers complained pristine white walls were stained with the hard-to-remove mud. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    People covered in mud walk amid orange smoke during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Legend has it the "bloco" was born in 1986 after local teens hiking in a nearby mangrove forest smeared themselves with mud to discourage mosquitoes and then wandered through Paraty. The party grew year after year, but revelers eventually were banned from parading in the colonial downtown after shopkeepers complained pristine white walls were stained with the hard-to-remove mud. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

  • People covered in mud dance during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Legend has it the "bloco" was born in 1986 after local teens hiking in a nearby mangrove forest smeared themselves with mud to discourage mosquitoes and then wandered through Paraty. The party grew year after year, but revelers eventually were banned from parading in the colonial downtown after shopkeepers complained pristine white walls were stained with the hard-to-remove mud. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    People covered in mud dance during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Legend has it the "bloco" was born in 1986 after local teens hiking in a nearby mangrove forest smeared themselves with mud to discourage mosquitoes and then wandered through Paraty. The party grew year after year, but revelers eventually were banned from parading in the colonial downtown after shopkeepers complained pristine white walls were stained with the hard-to-remove mud. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

  • A mud covered reveler wearing a cow's skull as a mask poses for a photo during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Revelers in the seaside colonial town threw themselves into deposits of black, mineral-rich slime, emerging covered head-to-toe in the sludge. Bikinis and trunks disappeared beneath the mud, which highlights both gym-pumped pectorals and beer-fed guts. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    A mud covered reveler wearing a cow's skull as a mask poses for a photo during the traditional "Bloco da Lama" or "Mud Block" carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Revelers in the seaside colonial town threw themselves into deposits of black, mineral-rich slime, emerging covered head-to-toe in the sludge. Bikinis and trunks disappeared beneath the mud, which highlights both gym-pumped pectorals and beer-fed guts. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities have suspended Carnival festivities in the Brazilian city of Paraty after gunfire killed one person and injured nine others.

The mayor's office of the seaside colonial city says a man opened fire in a central plaza during the Bloco da Lama, or Mud Street Party, killing a 21-year-old man and injuring nine others. Police are searching for the shooter.

City officials met with Carnival representatives and decided to suspend festivities on Sunday. They did not say if they would be allowed to resume on Monday and Tuesday.

A statement from the municipality called the decision "an act against violence and to promote peace."

In Paraty's Carinval, revelers throw themselves into mud deposits, emerging totally covered in sludge. They dance on the beach amid cavemen chants of "uga, uga."