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Shooter kills police officer, wounds another in Finland

  • A police investigator takes photographs at the scene of a deadly shooting in Vihti, Finland Saturday, June 18, 2016. Authorities in Finland say a shooter has killed a police officer and seriously wounded another after they approached a remote countryside property where gunfire had been reported. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP) FINLAND OUT

    A police investigator takes photographs at the scene of a deadly shooting in Vihti, Finland Saturday, June 18, 2016. Authorities in Finland say a shooter has killed a police officer and seriously wounded another after they approached a remote countryside property where gunfire had been reported. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP) FINLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Military police officers attend the scene of a deadly shooting in Vihti, Finland Saturday, June 18, 2016. Authorities in Finland say a shooter has killed a police officer and seriously wounded another after they approached a remote countryside property where gunfire had been reported. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP) FINLAND OUT

    Military police officers attend the scene of a deadly shooting in Vihti, Finland Saturday, June 18, 2016. Authorities in Finland say a shooter has killed a police officer and seriously wounded another after they approached a remote countryside property where gunfire had been reported. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP) FINLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers attend the scene of a deadly shooting of a deadly shooting in Vihti, Finland Saturday, June 18, 2016. Authorities in Finland say a shooter has killed a police officer and seriously wounded another after they approached a remote countryside property where gunfire had been reported. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP) FINLAND OUT

    Police officers attend the scene of a deadly shooting of a deadly shooting in Vihti, Finland Saturday, June 18, 2016. Authorities in Finland say a shooter has killed a police officer and seriously wounded another after they approached a remote countryside property where gunfire had been reported. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP) FINLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in Finland say a shooter has killed a police officer and seriously wounded another after they approached a remote countryside property where gunfire had been reported.

Police in Vihti, northwest of Helsinki, say shots were fired late Friday at the two dispatched officers and the shooter was later found dead.

They didn't immediately provide any more details.

President Sauli Niinisto said Saturday the Nordic country was "upset" and Interior Minister Petteri Orpo wrote on Twitter that he was "shocked."

Finnish broadcaster YLE said the last time a police officer in Finland was killed on duty was in 2007.