April 24th, 2024

3 children wounded in a school shooting in Helsinki, police detain a suspect

By The Associated Press on April 2, 2024.

HELSINKI (AP) – A shooting at a school in southern Finland wounded three children on Tuesday and police said a suspect was detained.

Police said they received an alert at 09:08 a.m. over a shooting incident at a lower secondary school with some 800 pupils in the city of Vantaa, just outside the capital, Helsinki.

The Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat said the suspect was caught in the Helsinki area later Tuesday.

No other details were immediately available.

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