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23 Jul 2019 | 02:13 PM UTC

Finland: Shooting incident reported in Helsinki July 23

Finland News Alert

Shooting incident reported in Helsinki July 23, leaving one person wounded; avoid the Hietalahdenkatu area

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Helsinki). COUNTRY/REGION Helsinki

Event

A shooting incident has been reported in Helsinki shortly after 16:30 (local time) on Tuesday, July 23. According to eyewitnesses, three shots were heard on Hietalahdenkatu, leaving one person wounded at the scene. Police are at the scene of the incident.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Helsinki are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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