Man goes on rampage in Finland

2012-05-26 09:21

Helsinki - A gunman opened fire from a rooftop in a Finnish town centre 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 02:00. 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 56km north of the capital, Helsinki.

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