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Three children wounded after school shooting in Finnish city

Police say one suspect has been detained.

Police officers and vehicles at the scene of Viertola comprehensive school, in Vantaa, Finland where three children were wounded in a shooting (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP)
Finland School Shooting Police officers and vehicles at the scene of Viertola comprehensive school, in Vantaa, Finland where three children were wounded in a shooting (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP) (Markku Ulander/AP)

A shooting at a school in southern Finland wounded three children on Tuesday and police said a suspect was detained.

Police said they received an alert at 09:08am for a shooting incident at a lower secondary school with around 800 pupils in the city of Vantaa, just outside the capital of Helsinki.

The Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat said the suspect was caught in the Helsinki area later on Tuesday.

No other details were immediately available.