Child suspect detained after school shooting wounds three in Finland

HELSINKI — Three 12-year-old students were wounded in a school shooting in Finland on Tuesday, and police have taken a child suspect into custody, according to officials.

A police spokesperson told Reuters that the victims were hospitalized following the incident.

The shooting occurred at Viertola School in Vantaa, a suburb of the capital, which serves approximately 800 students from first through ninth grades and employs a staff of 90, the local municipality reported.

Finland, with a population of 5.6 million, has over 1.5 million licensed firearms and around 430,000 license holders. Hunting and target shooting are common in the country.