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Child held after three schoolmates shot, one fatally, in Finland

A child has been killed and two others seriously wounded in a shooting at a school in Finland.
 
Police said all three victims were 12 and that a suspect, also aged 12, had fled, but was later detained.
 
Parents told Finnish media that the shooting had taken place in a classroom at Viertola school in Vantaa, to the north of the capital, Helsinki.
 
Police said they arrived at the school within nine minutes and tended to the three victims.
 
They say one of the victims died almost immediately and that the other two children have been taken to hospital in serious condition.
 
Police said the suspect had been holding a firearm while being detained.
 
He subsequently admitted carrying out the shooting.


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