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.

  • Sidney Gilroy - 2012-05-26 09:41

    These incidents are not isolated. The Right is getting powerful in Europe. It is only a matter of time before Al Queda will not be the only terrorist threat to the EU. Soon, lone gunmen will turn into organized bombings.

      gideon.joubert.10 - 2012-05-26 10:02

      The EU's inability or unwillingness to proactively deal with pressing social issues (ie. restricting immigration, protecting the rights and autonomy of their citizens, combating crime) is turning it into a breeding ground of discontent. The Right is only becoming more powerful because the Centrists and Leftist government are failing miserably with regards to the aforementioned issues.

      Whitemist Blackmist - 2012-05-26 10:51

      gideon.joubert 10, I wonder if the killer is an immigrant, when i lived in the UK, i noticed that most crimes are committed by our white people, it was dismaying, but real. I feel safer at home, in the UK i had my car stolen, and the largest hypermarket in Coventry ASDA, was robbed by a well organised group and I was inside, and it was all local white people, and those stories never made the national news. if it was in SA, we would be talking international news..

  • Koos - 2012-05-26 09:41

    Not a good shot at all. Rule no 1. When you point a gun ne prepared to use it. Rule no 2. When you shoot, shoot to kill.

      Sidney Gilroy - 2012-05-26 09:58


      Stewart Croucamp - 2012-05-26 14:17

      Yes Koos!

  • leon.vonsolms - 2012-05-26 10:24

    Must be something in the water.

  • Jerzy - 2012-05-26 11:41

    Why will they have no whiteys to blame Koos? Plan on leaving anytime soon?

      Stewart Croucamp - 2012-05-26 14:13

      This man should be hired in our police force to control demonstrations.

  • josefaramelato.mthombeni - 2012-05-26 11:42

    Rest in peace!!! Go to jail

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