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Killer Romeo | Canadian terror is Indian

india Updated: Sep 15, 2006 02:07 IST

An Indian-origin man who "hated humanity" allegedly opened fire with an AK-47 rifle on a college in Canada's Montreal city, killing a young woman and injuring 20 others before police shot him dead.

Canadian police on Thursday identified the 25-year-old man who went on a shooting spree at the Dawson College as Kimveer Gill, an Indian-origin Montreal native.

City police chief Yvan Delorme told reporters that Gill entered the college at 12:45 pm (local time) on Wednesday and opened fire on students leading to a panic rush in downtown Montreal.

Delorme said authorities did not know of a motive for the shooting but added there were no indications that it was an act of terrorism or was motivated by racism.

According to reports, Gill wrote in his Internet blog he would like to end his life "Like Romeo and Juliet - or in a hail of gunfire."

A gothic website also described Gill "as a lonely, conflicted, self-described 25-year-old Goth freak from Montreal who hated authority figures like police, principals and teachers and singled out "jocks" for high school bullying."