Man With Machine Gun Storms Into Courtroom, Kills Three Judges

June 1, 2010

China (ChattahBox) – Continuing the trend of increasing violent crimes in the region, a man stormed a courtroom this morning in China’s Hunan province and began shooting with a submachine gun.

The man, named by officials as Zhu Jun, was a 46-year-old security head at the local post office.

He was reportedly angry that he had divorced his wife a few years before, but had not gotten what he thought was a fair share of their possessions in the split.

Jun walked into the court just before 10 AM local time, while a group of judges were deliberating on a case.

He began to shoot, killing three judges immediately, and injuring three others.

He then used one of two other weapons to shoot himself, dying instantly.

This is the latest in a string of violent attacks that have shocked the world, from a country that has a surprisingly low violent crime rate for a population of such massive proportions.

In the last year, dozens of people (mostly children between the ages of four and nine) have been hurt in a series of knife attacks on schools, leaving 17 dead.

The attacks are thought to be a mixture of personal disputes, media attention, and the stigma of receiving mental help, despite the prevalence of resources.

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