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Entry for September 13, 2006

Again in Montreal.


Here is an article about the incidents in Dawson's College.


 


College gunman killed by police after wounding 20 



A gunman in a black coat and sporting a mohawk haircut opened fire at a college today, wounding at least 20 people before being killed by police.



Scores of panicking students at Dawson College in Montreal, Canada, fled into the surrounding streets after the shooting broke out at the school of about 10,000 students. Some had clothes stained with blood.



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 that the gunman had killed himself, Montreal’s police director, Yvan DeLorme, said later that “based on current information, the suspect was killed by police”.



Police with guns drawn stood behind a police vehicle as a team swarmed over the 12-acre campus. A bloody body covered in a yellow sheet lay next to a police vehicle near an entrance to a school building.



Seeta Ramdass of Montreal General Hospital said 11 people were admitted to the hospital, including six who were in critical condition. Two were in serious condition and four were stable.



Student Devansh Smri Vastava said he saw a man in military fatigues with “a big rifle” storm the cafeteria.



“He just started shooting at people,” Mr Vastava said, adding that he heard about 20 shots fired. He also said teachers ran through the halls telling students to get out.



Other witnesses spoke of a gunman wearing a black trench coat.



“We all ran upstairs. There were cops firing. It was so crazy,” Mr Vastava said. “I was terrified. The guy was shooting at people randomly. He didn’t care, he was just shooting at everybody. I just got out.”



Derick Osei, 19, said he was walking down the stairs when he saw a man with a gunCollege gunman killed by police after wounding 20 



A gunman in a black coat and sporting a mohawk haircut opened fire at a college today, wounding at least 20 people before being killed by police.



Scores of panicking students at Dawson College in Montreal, Canada, fled into the surrounding streets after the shooting broke out at the school of about 10,000 students. Some had clothes stained with blood.



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 that the gunman had killed himself, Montreal’s police director, Yvan DeLorme, said later that “based on current information, the suspect was killed by police”.



Police with guns drawn stood behind a police vehicle as a team swarmed over the 12-acre campus. A bloody body covered in a yellow sheet lay next to a police vehicle near an entrance to a school building.



Seeta Ramdass of Montreal General Hospital said 11 people were admitted to the hospital, including six who were in critical condition. Two were in serious condition and four were stable.



Student Devansh Smri Vastava said he saw a man in military fatigues with “a big rifle” storm the cafeteria.



“He just started shooting at people,” Mr Vastava said, adding that he heard about 20 shots fired. He also said teachers ran through the halls telling students to get out.



Other witnesses spoke of a gunman wearing a black trench coat.



“We all ran upstairs. There were cops firing. It was so crazy,” Mr Vastava said. “I was terrified. The guy was shooting at people randomly. He didn’t care, he was just shooting at everybody. I just got out.”



Derick Osei, 19, said he was walking down the stairs when he saw a man with a gun

2006-09-15 21:16:06 GMT
Comments (1 total)
Author:Anonymous
That is a tragedy. I wonder why it has been happening so often. But I am not surprised that it occurred twice in Montreal. There are a lot of pressures for minorities and excluded people, even more than anywhere else in Canada
--Monica B.
2007-08-22 03:02:37 GMT