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Politician and two journalists killed in Finland shooting

The shooting appeared to take place outside this store. Credit: Reuters

A local politician and two journalists were killed after a random shooting in a bustling nightlife district of a small town in Finland.

The South Karelia Social and Health Care District said the shooting happened around midnight on Saturday in Imatra.

Police spokeswoman Heli Jamsen-Turkki said the victims were the chairwoman of the Imatra Town Council and two local reporters.

Forensic officers were seen gathering evidence. Credit: Reuters

The two reporters were also women.

Although their identities have not been announced, police said two of them were in their early 50s, and one was in her 30s.

A 23-year-old local man has been detained in connection with the attack.


Chelsea dedicates win to Chapecoense plane crash victims

Chelsea's David Luiz (left) and Willian (right) display their arm bands in memory of the Colombian crash victims. Credit: PA

Footballer David Luiz dedicated Chelsea's win on Saturday to those killed in the Chapecoense plane crash.

The Brazilian player, who had ice strapped to his knee following Sergio Aguero's tackle, declined to speak about the brawl at the end of the match.

He and fellow Brazilian player Willian displayed a black arm band to the crowd during the match.

"I prefer to give this victory to the people in Brazil, Luiz said after the match. "I had some friends there and it's difficult to play this kind of game. We just need to play for the families because it's difficult for everyone."

Players from both sides wore black arm bands in tribute to the 71 people who died in Monday's crash outside Medellin, Colombia.

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