Koskenparras in 2010. The Vuoksenvahti Restaurant is visible at the street corner in the background.
|Date||4 December 2016|
|Weapons||Winchester Model 1895 (7.62×54mmR)|
According to the psychological evaluation, Lasonen was not criminally responsible at the time of the shootings. Therefore, The South Karelia District Court did not sentence him to prison, but instead committed him to involuntary psychiatric treatment.
Just before midnight on Saturday, right outside a local restaurant in the town's shopping area, Jori Juhani Lasonen waited for vulnerable targets and chose, according to preliminary police investigations, random targets. However, one of the victims was a notable local politician.
The victims were exiting a restaurant when Lasonen opened fire at them, and they died shortly after. The casualties who were shot dead were the town's city council chair Tiina Wilén-Jäppinen, as well as two journalists. Aside from them, no one else sustained injuries or was killed.
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