Gunmen Open Fire In Montreal College

Fox News reports:

Two gunman opened fire Wednesday on the campus of a Montreal college, wounding at least 10 people, witnesses and police said.

Scores of students at Dawson College near downtown fled into the surrounding streets after the shooting broke out in the school of about 10,000 students. Some of them had bloody clothes. Live TV coverage from the scene showed police surrounding the campus and training their weapons on people exiting the buildings with their hands in the air.

Canadian TV stations reported that two gunmen were involved in the shooting and that both had died on the scene — one was shot by police, the other appeared to take his own life.

Witnesses said one shooter was wearing a black trench coat and was firing at students and teachers at random in one of the school’s cafeterias. Other witnesses said a gunman was dressed in camouflage fatigues.Some background from CNN:

The college has 7,000 day students and 3,000 night students, according to the Dawson Web site.

In Canada, students as young as 16 can attend colleges, which generally serve as bridges between high schools and universities.

This is not the first shooting at a Montreal college. About 17 years ago, Marc Lepine opened fire at Ecole Polytechnique. Fourteen female students were killed in the December 1989 shooting before Lepine killed himself.

Lepine left behind a three-page letter blaming feminists for his not being able to get into the school.

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