Finish gunman kills scores of students in Kauhajoki, FinlandSeptember 23rd, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by David M N James
A Finnish student began shooting as exams started in a school killing many people.
The male student was armed with an automatic hand machine gun, started shooting at a catering college for adults in the town of Kauhajoki just before 11am (8am GMT) today. Reports indicate that the gunman has been killed though other leads from journalists on ground point that the man may have exploded himself. School building is on fire and it may have been caused by the gunman who possibly had explosives on him.
The 20-year-old man was known to police and he caught many off-guards. He was dressed in black and calmly sported the automatic weapon. He walked into the school and began shooting at the students. According the city mayors at least 3 people have been and the school is on fire.
Latest reports indicate that, the shooter has been killed after police shot him dead. This comes as a boon since the whole problem was becoming dangerous. Gunfire has been echoing in the school and fears of more deaths were feared. The school is still on fire and firemen are trying to put it out. According to finish analysts, the gunman actions resemble a last year’s similar crime. The criminal posted a video to you tube. YouTube clips show a young man wearing a leather jacket fire several shots in rapid succession. The video was posted five days before today’s shooting. The location was given as Kauhajoki which is exactly the same location where the shooting took place.
The posting had a message which siad “Whole life is war and whole life is pain. And you will fight alone in your personal war.”
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