Man who took female store clerk hostage shot by police
A 27-year-old man who took a woman hostage was killed by police after they judged he posed a danger to her, Shanghai police said on Saturday.
The incident happened in Qingpu District on Saturday morning.
The man, surnamed Zhong, first killed a 31-year-old man surnamed Xiu outside a company on Huawei Road at 10am after a disagreement.
Armed with a knife, he then took a female clerk in a small supermarket nearby hostage.
Police responded immediately.
At 11:38am, Zhong lost his temper and intended to hurt the hostage, police said.
A police officer then shot and killed him.
The hostage was not injured.
An investigation is underway.