"An 18-year-old man and woman were killed in last night's shooting incident in Hyvinkää. Seven were injured, and one of the injured is a 23-year-old policewoman in critical condition.
The police caught the 18-year-old suspect early Saturday morning from the woods a few miles from the city center, clad in fatigues.
The incident began at about 2AM last night, when the shooter opened fire on the people grouped outside clubs Amarillo and Level 5 from the roof of the adjacent building. The shooter had a miniature rifle and a high-caliber rifle, both which he had no permits for and had acquired from people close to him.
His criminal record is "nearly clean" according to police.
All the victims are young adults. There is not known motive yet and the police are not sure if the shooter knew his victims. The incident is being investigated as murder and attempted murder."
The rifle found on the roof.
This is definitely a first for Finland, if I recall correctly. Pre-meditated shooting spree from a roof with a rifle, not good. As for the motive, my friend who lives in Hyvinkää has been hearing that the guy in question didn't get in to the club last night and shortly after this went down. Not sure of course, but plausible.
There's a reform coming up in Finnish Gun Laws soon enough and one of the amendments that has been touted to become stricter is the storage of permitted weapons, having mandatory-strength locks, cabinets etc. and even only allowed on the premises of gun clubs, shooting and hunting ranges. After something like this, it will probably be pushed through with flying colors.