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TWO DEAD IN FINNISH GUN SHOOTING INCIDENT NEAR HELSINKI……..

 

It doesn’t look like it’s Islamic terrorist related. Finnish media now reporting two dead.

One dead, 8 injured in Hyvinkää shootings

Two people are critically injured, one of them a police officer.

Police in the town of Hyvinkää, some 50km north of Helsinki, say a young man dressed in military fatigues began shooting with a rifle from the roof of a building in the city centre at 1:53am Saturday.

An 18-year-old woman was killed. Eight other people have been hospitalised with gunshot wounds, including a 23-year-old police officer.

The suspect was detained at 7:45am. Police say he is an 18-year-old from Hyvinkää with a “nearly clean” record but no gun license.

Yle News will provide further updates on this story later on Saturday.

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