Estonian arrested in Finland for fatally shooting friend ({{commentsTotal}})


The Finnish police have arrested an Estonian man who shot dead his fellow countryman.

The current version is that it was an accidental killing. Both Estonians, born in 1988 and 1990, were working in Finland when the accident happened this May.

It was first believed that the killed man had committed suicide, but it only emerged now that the men had a hunting rifle at their disposal, the arrested man mishandled the gun and fatally wounded his friend.

According to police, the legal owner of the rifle is a Finnish man who faces charges for violating firearms laws.

Up to 50,000 Estonians live and work in Finland.

Editor: S. Tambur

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