Two children dead, 2 others injured in Shanghai stabbing - SupChina

Two children dead, 2 others injured in Shanghai stabbing

Two children were killed when a 29-year-old man went on a stabbing rampage near a elementary school in Shanghai on Thursday, leaving another student and a parent injured.

According to (in Chinese) local police in the Xuhui district, the bloody attack occurred around 11:30 a.m. when the suspect, surnamed Huang, allegedly brandished a large kitchen knife in front of the school gate. The man attacked three boys and a female parent, who were sent to a hospital nearby. Two of the children died in the hospital. The other two were wounded, but are not in critical condition.

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The suspect was apprehended by police at the scene. He told police he moved to the city earlier this month but has been unable to find a job, making him want to “take revenge on society.”

Police said the incident is under further investigation.

This was the second notable knife attack at a Chinese school this year. On April 27, seven middle school students were killed and 12 more were injured in Mizhi County, Shaanxi Province, in an attack carried out by a 28-year-old man.

Seven students dead, 12 injured in stabbing attack in Shaanxi Province

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Jiayun Feng

Jiayun was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allowed her to pursue a journalism career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.

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