The 44-year-old man who today went berserk with a gun in a shopping center at Espoo in Finland, also killed his ex-wife before [THE] shooting, says Finnish police to TV 2 News.
The 44-year-old Kosovo Albanians killed a total of five persons. Four o[IN] the mall and his ex-wife.
The 44-year-old man is already known to police.
He is among the second known to have come illegally into the country and for drug-related crime, said Parlee Lehmus Helsinki police to TV 2 News.
Denmark's TV2 reported that the gunman had killed his ex-wife in a nearby apartment building before continuing on to the mall.
Mika Pettersson, editor in chief of Finnish news agency STT, said the gunman opened fire at Prisma supermarket in the shopping center.
"People saw a gunman, calm, walking out of the grocery store after shooting," he told CNN. "People first thought it was fireworks that had been exploding, but after they realized what had happened, there was a panic."
There is a long tradition of hunting in Finland, which has vast areas of forest and wilderness, but until recently gun crime has been rare.
But two deadly shootings in recent years focused attention on gun laws in a country where young people were permitted to own and use a firearm at 15 years of age if they had parental consent.
AP/DAILY NEWS, AGAIN:
NOT A SINGLE MSM OUTLET IN THE USA IS MENTIONING HIS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT STATUS, HIS ETHNICITY, NATIONALITY OR RELIGION.
Finland has a population of 5.3 million and is one of the top five nations in civilian gun ownership, with 1.6 million firearms privately owned, The AP reported.
The country has a history of shootings in schools. In both 2007 and 2008, student gunmen opened fire on their schools, killing several and then shooting themselves. Oddly enough, the students bought their .22-caliber handguns from the same store.
THEIR DENIAL, THEIR PC - LIKE OBAMA'S, LIKE ALMOST ALL ON THE LEFT - IS LITERALLY GETTING US KILLED AS IT KILLED THOSE AT FORT HOOD.
EXAMPLE OF POC IN THIS CASE, (NYT/AP):
Speaking at a news conference, [POLICE SUPERINTENDENT] Kaski also refused to discuss Shkupolli's nationality, but Finnish media reported he was an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo.THIS IS INSANE.
WE NEED PROFILING AND WE NEED IT NOW.
AND THE PROFILE TO WATCH OUT FOR: RADICAL MUSLIM. (THAT IS, A MUSLIM WHO STRICTLY ADHERES TO THE KORAN, THE SURA, AND THE HADITHS.)
SCOOPED GATEWAY BY AN HOUR - HE NOW HAS ADDITIONAL LINKS.
Scooped The American Thinker, too.
1/1/10 - UPDATE:
Officials say the 43-year-old Albanian came to Finland in the 1990s, but could not obtain Finnish citizenship because of his criminal record, which includes illegal possession of a gun.
WE REPEAT: A MUSLIM WHO COULDN'T GET CITIZENSHIP BECAUSE OF HIS CRMINAL RECORD.