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Sun, 15 Dec, 2013 12:00:48 AM
FTimes- Xinhua Report, December 15
 
Malminkartano Square in Helsinki. Five people were injured in the shooting early Saturday. Photo Lehtikuva
Five people were shot and wounded in the Finnish capital city of Helsinki on Friday night, local media reported on Saturday.
 
Four men and one woman were among the wounded and were sent to hospital. Reports said that no one's life was in danger.
 
The shooting happened at midnight in Malminkartano Square in northern Helsinki as several gun shots were heard. The police received the first emergency call around 1:00 a.m. Saturday.
 
Preliminary investigation revealed that the incident broke out from a local restaurant where a group of youngsters, all of whom were 20-30 years old, had gathered during the night.
 
Police arrested several persons at the scene of the shooting and from other parts of the metropolitan area and confiscated the firearms.
 
Police at the hospital to ensure security of the injured. Photo Lehtikuva
However, the situation turned out quite chaotic.  "At the moment we are investigating who did the shooting, whether the victims were innocent or possibly took part in the shooting,"  said Jari Koski, the Detective Chief Inspector of the Helsinki police department.
 
According to police, no other bystanders were injured in the incident. Police started to question the detainees on Saturday morning and the motives as well as the identity of the gunmen were still under investigation.
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