Gunmen Kills 4 in Finnish Shopping Mall
By SOF Editor on Thu, 12/31/2009 - 10:45am
Police in Finland say they have found a body they believe to be the gunman who killed five people in a shooting Thursday at a shopping center in the Finnish city of Espoo.
Police superintendent Jukka Kaski said the suspect is 43-year-old Ibrahim Shkupolli, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo. His body was found in an apartment in Espoo. Police suspect suicide.
Police say they also found a body believed to be that of Shkupolli's former girlfriend in another apartment. She is identified as a Finnish woman born in 1967. Officials say she had taken out a restraining order against the suspect.
Witnesses say a man dressed in black began shooting into the crowd Thursday morning, causing panic as hundreds of shoppers ran for safety. Three men and a woman were killed.
Lone gunmen killed multiple people in school shootings in Finland in 2007 and 2008, prompting calls for tougher gun laws.