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Shooting kills one in central Finland

(Xinhua)

09:33, December 31, 2011

HELSINKI, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- A shooting incident happened in central Finland on Friday, killing at least one person, Finnish media reported.

According to police, at least one person was shot dead in the incident in Kuohu area, some 17 km outside of Jyvaskyla, and a search is under way for a possible second victim.

The emergency response centre of Central Finland received a report about the shooting at about 12:30 local time (1030 GMT) on Friday. The gunman has been arrested in the afternoon.

The area has been cordoned off and policemen are doing further technical investigation about the incident. More details about the shooting are expected to be revealed later.

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