Matti Juhani Saari

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Finnish Shooter Also Burned His Victims, Mainly Women

'He really went out with the intention of killing,' official says

(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... More »

Finnish Shootings Trigger Call for Gun-Law Changes

(Newser) - Responding to a grieving Finland, the country's prime minister called for stricter gun laws in the wake of yesterday's school shooting. Matti Vanhanen questioned the legality of private handgun ownership, calling guns more fit for shooting ranges. It may be a difficult case to make in a country with 1.... More »

Finnish Cops Questioned Shooter Yesterday

YouTube videos show Saari firing at range

(Newser) - Finnish police yesterday arrested—and subsequently released—the 20-year-old they say killed 11 people, including himself, during a school shooting spree this morning, reports the Daily Telegraph. Authorities acted after finding a YouTube video of Matti Juhani Saari firing a handgun at a shooting range, and this posted message: "... More »

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