Man arrested after murdering six, injuring another one with knife at kindergarten in S.China
Published: Jul 10, 2023 02:37 PM
Photo: High Wind News

Photo: High Wind News

A 25-year-old man who murdered six people and injured another with a knife at a kindergarten in Lianjiang, South China's Guangdong Province on Monday morning has been arrested by police, who are investigating the incident, local police said in a statement. 

Witnesses claimed that victims included one teacher, two parents and three children. Lianjiang officials said that they are still confirming the identity of the six victims.

Lianjiang's local education bureau said they are assisting police with the investigation. 

The suspect, surnamed Wu, is a local resident in Lianjiang, police confirmed in a statement on Monday. A source who requested anonymity told media that one of the adult victims had hit the assailant's child with a car before, and never given him any compensation. The assailant was seeking revenge, which could be the cause of the murder, media reports said.

The person in charge of the kindergarten said that all teachers and students on the campus have been evacuated after the incident, and that relevant departments will make every effort to properly handle the aftermath and ensure the well-being of teachers and students. They will strengthen various preventive measures to avoid such tragedies from happening again, Beijing News reported on Monday.

Targeted assault of children have come under spotlight as merely two weeks before Monday's tragic incident, an 8-year-old boy was brutally beaten to death by a martial arts coach on June 26. Sources circulating on Chinese social media claimed the boy had enrolled in the martial arts training institution on June 10, and lost his life eight days later.

Global Times