On Friday, around 20:30 in the small town of Alavus, Southern Ostrobothnia, a local man, born 1978, shot at his home yard a man of the same birth year. The man was instantly killed.

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After that, the suspect shot his ex-fiance who was in the yard. She was badly injured.

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The woman is in hospital care, and her condition is serious.

The suspect is in the custody of law enforcement. The suspect’s gun was not licensed.

The police are investigating the incident as a murder, an attempted murder and as a firearms offense.

Alavus has a population of about 11,500 people.

This is a developing story.

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