A teenager is alleged to have killed nine people and injured four in a knife attack Wednesday night in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, local authorities said Thursday.
The killing spree occurred at about 9 pm Wednesday in Yongling township in the city of Fushun, the city's publicity department said in a statement.
The 17-year-old suspect, a native of Xinfu district in downtown Fushun, stabbed to death two relatives of his girlfriend after a conflict with his girlfriend, an initial investigation showed.
The teenager, surnamed Li, is accused of killing another six people and injuring five passersby while fleeing the scene. Officials from related departments, including Xue Heng, a deputy governor of Liaoning Province, and Wang Guifen, the mayor of Fushun, soon went to the scene of crime to command the investigation.
One of the injured died of wounds on Thursday morning.
The wounded people are receiving medical treatment, and the investigation is ongoing.