Three killed in Porvoo shooting in Finland

09:46, July 07, 2010      

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A shooting incident in the early hours of Tuesday morning outside a McDonald's restaurant in Porvoo in southern Finland has claimed three lives, according to Finnish media's report Tuesday.

Two of the men, aged 28 and 45, died at the scene. Another 28- year-old man died to his injuries Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in Finnish capital, Helsinki.

The shootings took place just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the drive-thru lane of a McDonald's restaurant in Porvoo. The shootings followed an argument that arose in the queue for the drive-through. Three of those thought to have been involved in the incident were apprehended by police on a highway outside Porvoo. One man was in procession of an unlicensed semiautomatic handgun that is believed to have been the weapon used in the shooting.

Finnish police said that the suspect in the shooting has a history of violent crime, including a homicide conviction. The man, who was born in 1969, had been released from prison in December last year after serving 12 years of a life sentence for murder.

Police said that there are indications that alcohol was involved in the incident.

Source: Xinhua


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