Chinese teenager kills 8, injures 5 in knife attack

SHENYANG, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- A teenager allegedly killed eight people and injured five in a knife attack Wednesday night in northeast China's Liaoning province, local authorities said Thursday.

The killing spree occurred at about 9 p.m. Wednesday in Yongling township in Xinbin Manchu autonomous county in the city of Fushun, the Fushun city's publicity department said in a statement.

The 17-year-old suspect, a native of Xinfu district in downtown Fushun, stabbed to death two relatives of his girlfriend after having conflicts with his girlfriend, an initial investigation showed.

The teenager, surnamed Li, killed another six people and injured five while fleeing the scene, it said.

The killer has been held by police.

A further investigation into the killing is under way.