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In pictures: Finnish school shooting

Police secure the area at a school in Kauhajoki, Western Finland

Police were called to a college in Kauhajoki, Western Finland, when a student in his early twenties opened fire with an automatic weapon, killing 10 people.

Image from a YouTube video of man firing a pistol

The gunman, named as Maati Juhani Saari, posted a video of himself last week on YouTube firing a pistol.

Image from a YouTube video of man holding a pistol

Police questioned him about the video the day before the shootings, but decided there was not enough evidence to revoke his firearms licence.

Police vehicles at the school in Kauhojoki, Western Finland, where 9 students were shot dead

After the shootings, armoured vehicles secured the area around the college.

Ariel picture of the school in Kauhajoki, Western Finland, where 9 pupils were shot dead

Police isolated the gunman in one part of the school, where he shot himself in the head, seriously injuring himself, before being arrested.

Police guard the entrance to the Tampere University Hospital the man suspected of the killings is being treated

He was taken to the Tampere University Hospital, where he later died.

Finnish Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanen, at a press conference

The killings prompted the Finnish Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanen, to hold a government press conference over the shootings. He said it was "tragic day" for Finland.




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