Five dead in Yunnan after stabbing frenzy
Updated: 2014-12-27 08:09
By Li Yingqing in Kunming and Wang Xiaodong in Beijing(China Daily)
Five residents were killed and nine others were injured in an attack in Yunnan province on Friday morning, according to the local publicity authority.
The murders happened at about 7 am in Gazhong village when the 21-year-old suspect started slashing his grandfather and his mother with a knife, then ran out of the home and attacked and killed others, said Lin Yineng, a publicity official in Dehong.
The grandfather's and mother's injuries were not life threatening, but they were hospitalized.
Victims included a tractor driver, a resident surnamed Wang told Beijing News.
The suspect, a local resident, was caught by police.
An initial investigation reveals that the suspect might have a mental disorder, according to Lin, but the motive is still under investigation.
Lin said the suspect had been working in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, and went home about a month ago. Police officers have been dispatched to Yancheng for investigation, he said.
Another resident, surnamed Yu, told the newspaper that the suspect went back home and took a shower after the murders and appeared very calm.
Liu Wenwen contributed to this story.
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(China Daily 12/27/2014 page4)