Tuesday April 16, 2024

Bullying seems to be motive for Vantaa school shooting

Published : 03 Apr 2024, 19:58

Updated : 03 Apr 2024, 20:13

  DF Report
Photo: City of Vantaa.

Bullying seemed to be the motive for the school shooting in Vantaa took place on Tuesday, said police on Wednesday after interviewing the suspect.

The suspect, a class six student, who transferred to the school earlier this year, told police that he had been the target of bullying, said police in a press release.

The Eastern Uusimaa Police Department continued the investigation with technical investigation and hearings of several people.

The police, however, said that they have a preliminary idea of the motive for the act, but for investigative reasons it cannot yet be confirmed.

The suspect has admitted to the act during questioning. The weapon seized by the police is a revolver-style handgun. The suspect is a Finnish citizen.

The student killed in the school shooting is a boy. The two seriously injured people are girls, both of whom are still hospitalized.

The deceased boy is a Finnish citizen and one of the hospitalized wounded girls is a dual citizen of Finland and Kosovo while the rest wounded hospitalized victim is also a Finnish citizen.

Police also said that there is a lot of different, sometimes inaccurate, information circulating on different social media channels about the incident.

The police also urged the people to be refrained from spreading false information on social media and warned that it is a crime.

A student of a school in Vantaa was killed and two others were critically injured when another student of the school attacked them with firearm on Tuesday morning.