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Iceland first fatal shooting: Deadly shooting breaks ground, man with shotgun

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Iceland first fatal shooting, this is the troublesome police report coming out of the country and breaking ground this week, as a man who was firing with a shotgun in his home has been shot and killed in what is now thought to be the very first deadly copy shooting in the land’s past. The police involved with the incident have since offered their regrets and their condolences to the man’s family, says the Global Post this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

The Iceland first fatal shooting occurred recently after open communication and tear gas canisters failed to secure the man, who was threatening neighbors and the police with a shotgun. After the tear gas was thrown through an open window this Monday morning of the man’s home in Reykjavik, police hoped it might bring an end to the potential violence, but failed to deter the 59-year-old. Police say in their report that they were thus forced to keep on shooting.

The dangerous man in question is said to have made deadly threats to his neighbors, spurring law enforcement officers to evacuate the entire apartment building where the attempted Iceland shooter resided.

As 20 armed police officers and a special forces unit entered the building, the man did not stop firing his shotgun, causing police to fatally shoot the man. The 59-year-old was pronounced dead later that Monday morning at a local hospital, breaking ground as the first reported fatality in a police-related exchange.

At least two special forces members were seriously injured in the Iceland first fatal shooting, with one being grazed in the face and the other shot in the hand.

The Iceland national police chief confirmed to reporters that the deadly occasion was “without precedent,” but that police had no other choice, given the situation.

“The police regret this incident and wish to extend its condolences to the man's family," he added.

Although they have many residents bearing guns, Iceland holds one of the very lowest violent crime rates across the entire globe, speaking to the widespread nature of this news.

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