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Name of Killer : Pekka-Eric Auvinen
Category: Spree Killing
Location: Jokela, Finland
Date: November 7, 2007
Crime: Entered his school with a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and killed eight people and wounding twelve others before shooting himself in the head. Prior to the spree, he had posted a video on You Tube foretelling his massacre.
Biography: Auvinen a student at Jokela High school, was 18-years old at the time of the attack and lived with his parents and younger brother. Reports indicate that Auvinen was constantly bullied in school, where he excelled academically. He had been on antidepressant medication for the year prior to the incident, which may have contributed to his suicidal state of mind due to the medications' side-effects in young adults. The police investigation included an examination of Auvinen's You Tube account which, along with his homemade video announcing his plans for the massacre, contained video's glorifying other shootings and violent events, most notably the Columbine massacre.