Finland: Two killed in shooting; gunman held

Officers arrested the suspect outside Hyvinkaa, some five hours after he fired several shots at people from a low rooftop.

Zeenews Bureau

Helsinki: An 18-year-old gunman has killed two people and wounded seven others in a southern Finnish town, police said.

The suspect was arrested early Saturday, Xinhua reported.

According to the Finnish Broadcasting Company, the shooting took place in the southern city of Hyvinkaa.
The gunman opened fire towards restaurants and shops from a building near a railway station in the city centre. The gunman killed an 18-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man, and injured seven others.
The gunman fled the scene after the shooting, but was apprehended soon.

(With IANS inputs)

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