a dead child, the suspect is only 12 years old

a dead child the suspect is only 12 years old

A school in Vantaa, north of Helsinski, was the scene of a tragedy this Tuesday, April 2: children were hit by firearms. The suspect is a student.

[Mis à jour le 2 avril 2024 à 12h31] Gunshots left several victims this Tuesday, April 2, in a school located in the municipality of Vantaa, in Finland. “All those involved in the shooting are minors,” law enforcement said in a statement. The minors concerned are children, aged 12, the police added.

According to information from Finnish media, including the Yie television channel, one child died and the two other victims did not succumb to their injuries, but are in serious condition. They received medical care quickly. The students of the school affected by this tragedy were brought to safety by the police in the premises of the establishment, their parents were able to come and collect them.

A crisis unit was opened to deal with the situation, even if the alleged perpetrator of the shooting was arrested. It makes it possible to coordinate the services of the school, the town hall and the police. The school welcomes a large number of children, almost 800 in total.

The investigation must now allow us to find out more about the circumstances in which this shooting took place. At the heart of the investigations are the motivations of the child who opened fire and which remain mysterious for the time being.