Xinhua is reporting that in Yongling township, Xinbin Manchu autonomous county, Liaoning province yesterday, a 17-year-old went on a killing spree after fighting with his girlfriend:
The 17-year-old suspect, a native of Xinfu district in downtown Fushun, stabbed to death two relatives of his girlfriend after having conflicts with his girlfriend, an initial investigation showed.
The teenager, surnamed Li, killed another six people and injured five while fleeing the scene, it said.
The killer has been held by police.
It’s not the worse knife attack China has seen in the last few years, but eight is a lot.
UPDATE, 2:38 pm: A ninth victim has died in the hospital. Also, we’re told in the appended video that the suspect tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building but was unsuccessful.