Aarhus University shooting

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Aarhus University Shooting
Location Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark
Date April 5, 1994
Attack type
School shooting, murder-suicide
Weapons sawed-off shotgun
Deaths 3 (including the perpetrator)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrator Flemming Nielsen
Motive Depression (possibly)
Aarhus University

On Tuesday, 5 April 1994, Flemming Nielsen of Silkeborg (age 35) shot four people, two of them fatally, at Aarhus University in Denmark. Nielsen had been a student at the university since 1986. He opened fire with a sawed-off shotgun in a university cafeteria where he killed his first victim, 24-year-old Birgit Bohn Wolfsen. The remaining students in the room managed to escape. Nielsen proceeded into another cafeteria and opened fire again, killing his second victim, 27-year-old Randi Thode Kristensen. Another two people were wounded but survived.[1]

Flemming Nielsen then retreated to a basement bathroom stall where he shot himself to death. The autopsy revealed that he had taken Fontex before the incident, and police found a suicide note at his home, stating how he couldn't handle life anymore, and that he wanted to kill some people before ending his own life.[1][2][3]