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Man injured in gunshot by police in Helsinki

Published : 12 Jun 2018, 19:21

  DF Report

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A man sustained bullet wounds when police fired gunshot at him at Ruskeasuo area in Helsinki on Tuesday.

The Helsinki police claimed that man was bearing a handgun, local media reported.

Police rushed to the spot early in the morning following a report of the movement of the man at the locality.

The law enforcers said that they talked to the man but the situation turned into worsen leading them to use the firearm.

The man sustained wounds and taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the East Uusimaa Police and the Prosecutor's Office issued a joint statement saying that the use of firearm by police will be investigated.

They also urged the eyewitness to help the police with more information in this regard, said a police press release.

Earlier, a motorist was killed in an exchange of fire with the police on a motorway at Lempäälä area in southern Finland on April 28.

The shooting was preceded by a high speed chase after an initial stopping of the car. The car was finally encircled on a ramp and the driver opened fire when two police officers stepped out of their vehicle.

Fatalities resulting from police gunfire are rare in Finland. The previous case was in 2015. Since 2000 eight people in Finland have been killed in police fire.