Uruguayan teen opens fire on clinic

2012-12-17 12:52

Montevideo - A young man opened fire at a medical clinic in Uruguay, telling police he was trying to imitate the slaughter of young children and staff at a US elementary school, authorities said on Sunday.

Police said no one was injured when the 18-year-old started shooting on Saturday at the health centre in the small city of Paysandu, about 370km north of Montevideo.

Police said the man, whom they did not identify, initially told them his goal was to commit suicide.

But they said he later added that he was trying to imitate the US massacre in which a gunman killed his mother at home, and then 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Connecticut, before turning a gun on himself.

Local media reported that the Uruguayan teenager first went to a secondary school in the city, but, finding it insufficiently crowded, made his way instead to the health center.

He was arrested and sent to a psychiatric clinic.

  • butter.nut.37 - 2012-12-17 13:10


  • goyougoodthing - 2012-12-17 13:36

    I simply don't believe that was his motivation. Sounds like a plant to me.

  • Desmond Mnyila - 2012-12-17 14:06

    He was high on drugs , I suppose ...

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2012-12-17 14:22

    My goodness, why are we having kids carrying firearms everywhere. What happend to their toys!!!!!!

  • marcel.naude - 2012-12-17 17:06

    Morgan Freeman said this was going to happen. The Media is responsible for this!

  • Ahmehlene Koen - 2012-12-17 19:16

    omw.. what the hell is happening in the world we are living in.. i am so appalled by this!!

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