Finland's Sello shopping center reopens after shooting spree

15:55, January 03, 2010      

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The Sello shopping center in Espoo, southern Finland reopened for business Saturday after Thursday's shootings there in which four employees of the Prisma department store were killed.

Most shops opened their doors. The Prisma store in the mall remained closed and will not reopen until Monday. The mall drew customers on Saturday, but fewer than on a regular Saturday.

Finnish police are continuing their investigation into the shootings spree, in which it is believed that Ibrahim Shkupolli, a Kosovo Albanian, shot and killed four employees at the shopping mall.

His ex-girlfriend was also found dead in a nearby apartment.

The suspect returned home after the slayings and committed suicide.

Eyewitnesses are still being interviewed and crime site forensic investigations also continued on Saturday. Police said they believe the victims had been selected in advance by the suspect.

Exact details of Shkupolli's motive remain unclear. However, leads point to difficulties in the relationship between the suspect and his ex-girlfriend.

Source: Xinhua
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