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Montreal Police defend reponse to shooting

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Mobile phone footage has been released of the inside of Dawson college in Montreal yesterday where police officers confronted a lone gunman who opened fire in the college. One woman was killed in the shooting and 20 others were injured, before the gunman was shot dead by police. Montreal Police chief Yvan Delorme said the gunman appeared to use three weapons to fire indiscriminately, until confronted by officers in the colleges main building. He said police officers made a “good decision” and that their actions had saved lives. Scores of panicked students fled into the streets after the shooting began around lunchtime yesterday, when the young gunman, dressed in a black trench coat with a Mohawk haircut opened fire.

Health service officials said 13 people were taken to hospitals and five were in a critical condition. The twenty year old woman who was killed in the attack died at the scene. Police say the gunman was a Canadian but cannot say whether he was a Dawson student. However Canadian media are reporting he has been identified as a 25-year-old man from Montreal. The shooting triggered memories of a similar attack in the city in 1989, when a gunman killed 14 women before then killing himself.