Finnish Shooter Also Burned His Victims, Mainly Women

'He really went out with the intention of killing,' official says
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 24, 2008 12:39 PM CDT
People place candles near Kauhajoki vocational high school in Finland yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Eight of the 10 victims in yesterday's shooting at a Finnish catering and tourism college were women, but it may take investigators weeks to identify the bodies—which Matti Saari charred with gasoline bombs after shooting, the Times of London reports. A college official described Saari as a “silent young man,” and investigators told the AP that the trainee chef probably knew his victims.

"He really went out with the intention of killing," says a lead investigator. Saari would have been kept in custody longer when he was apprehended for questioning Monday had an incriminating video found yesterday surfaced earlier, police say. In it, he declares, “You will die next,” before firing his gun repeatedly.