Six people, including two children, were killed and three more hospitalized during a shooting spree in Yunnan province, the Tengchong county government said on Saturday.
The three injured have undergone surgeries at a local hospital and one is currently in intensive care.
According to police, a villager shot six people to death and wounded three more in Houqiao township on Thursday afternoon. He was allegedly taking revenge against his wife’s lovers.
Xinhua relays that a 38-year-old suspect named Shao Zongqi has been accused of carrying out the shooting with a semi-automatic rifle before he drove off.
After Shao discovered that his wife had been having affairs with two men from the same village — Shao Zongping and Shao Zonghua, he killed Zongping, Zongping’s wife, their two sons, Zonghua’s father and Zonghua’s wife. Zonghua, his son and daughter were injured.
Police are still investigating the case, and Xinhua reported earlier tonight that the suspect has been arrested.
A man alleged to have killed 6 in a shooting spree on Jan. 30 was arrested on Monday afternoon in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 3, 2014
Although shootings like this are quite rare in China, as gun control laws here are among the strictest in the world, the case of a shooting spree that took place in Shanghai’s Baoshan district last year called for a more comprehensive campaign on gun management across China.
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