The police are looking for the perpetrator of the shooting that wounded a man in Oulu
The Twitter account of the Oulu Police department informed that "the suspect is known to the police and is searched by several police patrols"
The police of Oulu is searching for a person suspected of wounding a man today with a firearm.
At 11:27 am, the Emergency Center received a call informing that a man had been shot in Oulu at the area of Puolivälinkangas. According to a press release published by the Police, the announcement was made by another person to whom the victim had told the incident.
As a result of the announcement, several police patrols went to the area and they found in the scene a man with gunshot wounds on the upper part of his body. The victim was sent immediately for medical treatment. By now, the police has not informed about the severity of his injuries.
At the moment the police still do not know if there were more people involved in the shooting or if anyone else's security was put at risk during the incident.
However, the Twitter account of the Oulu Police informed that they suspect who may be behind the shootings: "The suspect is known to the police and is searched by several police patrols".
Poliisilla on meneillään väkivaltarikokseen liittyvä tehtävä Oulussa. Epäilty on poliisin tiedossa ja häntä etsitään usean poliisipartion voimin.— Poliisi Oulu (@oulunpoliisi) May 9, 2019
As a precautionary measure, the police isolated and secured the whole area and asked the students and staff of the nearby Paulaharju School to lock themselves and stay inside until the situation was over. However, they informed via Twitter that the incident had nothing to do with the school and this was just "a precautionary measure".
Tapahtumapaikka on Puolivälinkankaalla ja Paulaharjun koulun oppilaita ja henkilökuntaan on pyydetty pysymään koulun sisällä. Uhka ei ole kohdistunut heihin. Kyseessä on varotoimi.— Poliisi Oulu (@oulunpoliisi) May 9, 2019
Kyseessä ei ole kouluun, oppilaisiin tai sen henkilökuntaan kuuluviin kohdistuvasta uhasta. Heitä on pyydetty pysyttelemään sisätiloissa varotoimenpiteenä.— Poliisi Oulu (@oulunpoliisi) May 9, 2019
The school doors opened again at 12:55 pm.
The motive for the shooting remains also unknown. The police has asked citizens to report to the Emergency Center if they know any relevant details related to this case.