Rooftop gunman kills 1, wounds 8 in Finland

May 26, 2012 09:36


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HELSINKI - A gunman opened fire from a rooftop in a Finnish town center in the early hours of Saturday, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding eight other people, police said.

An 18-year-old man has been detained after the shooting outside bars and restaurants in Hyvinkaa just before 2 a.m. (2300 GMT). Police said the suspect was believed to have used two rifles.

Two of the wounded are in critical condition and one of them is a policewoman.

Hyvinkaa is 56 kilometres (34 miles) north of the capital, Helsinki.

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