Three women dead in Finnish town shooting: police

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Posted: Dec 04, 2016 6:26 AM

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Three women were shot dead with a rifle in front of a restaurant in the small Finnish town of Imatra around midnight, police said on Sunday.

A suspect, a 23-year-old local man, has been detained, the Southeastern Finland Police Department said in a statement.

The women were also local and the motive for the killings remains unclear, it said.

Police will hold a news conference at 1200 GMT on Sunday, they said.

(Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl; editing by Jason Neely)