A Jiangsu man has been arrested after he rampaged around Shanghai’s Fengxian district, killing two and injuring eleven others, including some children.
China Daily reports that the man killed two relatives before attacking strangers:
The suspect, identified by police only as Zang, in his 40s, is also accused of slaying his sister and her mother-in-law in the women’s apartment just before the rampage, police said.
A neighbor of the women who gave his name only as Xia said Zang had asked his sister to borrow money to buy an apartment, but his request was refused. The trio had then argued.
Zang, who arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday from neighboring Jiangsu province, according to the police, is then believed to have killed both women.
Locals described the scene:
People at the scene said the man, who was carrying two knives, entered the street in Fengxian district’s Jinhui township at about 4 pm and began slashing randomly at passers-by.
“People didn’t realize what was going on at first,” said Wang Tongyong, a locksmith who has a stall nearby. “We thought it was a traffic accident.”
The man was eventually restrained by a number of people, as can be seen in the above video. Aside from the two initial murders, none of those attacked were left with life threatening injuries.
(h/t: Beijing Cream)