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“冷面杀手”血洗加拿大校园
[ 2006-09-14 14:14 ]

加拿大当地时间9月13日中午1点左右,第二大城市蒙特利尔市中心道森学院校区发生枪击事件。袭击造成1名女子死亡、19人受伤。事件刚发生时,大群学生尖叫着跑出来,涌向学院前面的街道,一些学生身上沾有鲜血,有些人在马路边上摔倒。警方认为,此次枪杀事件与恐怖主义无关。同时,警方发言人确认,在防暴警察和警犬搜索整个校园后,确认只有一名枪手,此人已被警察击毙。

 

 

Young people flee the scene of a school shooting at Dawson College in Montreal September 13, 2006. [Reuters]

A man in a black trench coat opened fire Wednesday at a downtown Montreal college, slaying a young woman and wounding at least 19 other people before police shot and killed him, witnesses and authorities said.

Police dismissed suggestions that terrorism played a role in the lunch-hour attack at Dawson College, where scores of panicked students fled into the streets after the shooting began. Some had clothes stained with blood; others cried and clung to each other. Two nearby shopping centers and a daycare center also were evacuated.

Witnesses said the attacker started firing outside the college before walking in the front door.

Much of the shooting was in the second-floor cafeteria, where students dropped to the floor and lay in terror. At times the gunman hid behind vending machines before emerging to take aim - at one point at a teenager who tried to photograph him with his cell phone. Teachers ran through the halls, telling everyone to get out of the building.

Police rushed to the scene, hiding behind a wall as they exchanged fire with the gunman, whose back was against a vending machine, said student Andrea Barone, who was in the cafeteria. He said the officers proceeded cautiously because many students were trapped around the assailant, who yelled "Get back! Get back!" every time an officer tried to move closer.

Eventually, Barone said, the gunman went down in hail of gunfire.

Authorities did not provide any information about the attacker. Police spokesman Ean Lafreniere said there was just one gunman at the school and the search for any others was over.

Although police initially suggested the gunman had killed himself, Police Director Yvan DeLorme later said at a news conference that "based on current information, the suspect was killed by police."

(Agency)

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vending machines: 自动售货机

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